Top of the Class Newsletter

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the importance of social and emotional learning (SEL) in giving students critical life skills such as self-motivation, communication, stress management, and organization that are key to being successful independent learners. Jurisdictions across the...

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] The recently released National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Grade 12 results found that the achievement gap between high- and low-performing students has widened significantly in both math and reading in the United States. As shown in the...

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] by Robert Rothman[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image="22433" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" qode_css_animation="" link="https://ncee.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Mother-of-Reinvention-Whitepaper-6.pdf"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] Emerging Anew After COVID How One Top Performer is Reimagining Education While Reopening A new paper authored by Senior Editor Robert Rothman, a nationally known education writer and editor, details how the...

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text]In the sixth Global Ed Talks interview of the year, Anthony Mackay is joined by Dr. Aaron Thompson, president of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE) and member of NCEE’s Board of Trustees. A first-generation college student, Dr. Thompson works to...

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] To measure students’ preparedness for an increasingly complex and interconnected world, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) conducted an assessment of global competence as part of the 2018 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). OECD defines...

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text]Recently, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) released the fifth volume in their series of reports on the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2018 results. The report, Effective Policies, Successful Schools, analyzes schools and school...

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] Many countries provided child care for essential workers during the pandemic, but top performers went farther to support both providers and parents during this unprecedented interruption to childcare and work. Canada, for example, provided CAN$625 million (US$475.5 million) in...

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text]For this Global Ed Talks interview, Anthony Mackay is joined by the Honourable Patricia HEKIA Parata, former Minister of Education for New Zealand and member of NCEE’s International Advisory Board. Parata’s previous experience as a policy analyst and...

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_single_image image="22396" img_size="full" qode_css_animation=""][vc_column_text]On September 22, NCEE launched the NCEE Superintendents Alliance, a professional organization unlike any other that is built on the foundation of NCEE’s global research on high-performing education systems and that will  serve as a...