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 width="1/2"][vc_empty_space height="20px"][vc_single_image image="21229" img_size="large" style="vc_box_shadow" onclick="custom_link" qode_css_animation="" link="http://ncee.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/FINAL-REPORT-FINLAND-2019.pdf"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]On March 14-15 this year, education ministers, master teachers, national union leaders, and education organization leaders from countries with high performing and rapidly improving educational systems met in Helsinki...

[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 Jennifer Craw   Some of the best early childhood education systems in the world have clear pathways for career development for early childhood educators. In Singapore, there is a national career ladder for all early childhood educators with three...

[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 fourth of a series of conversations on critical topics in education and innovation, Anthony Mackay sits down with Vivien Stewart, senior advisor for education at the Asia Society and a member of the NCEE Board of...

[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 Monica Pfister While the top performers vary in the approaches that have led to their high performance to-date, they share a common commitment to continuous improvement. This includes a willingness to re-examine and revise existing practices, even those...

[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 Jennifer Craw   This month we look at high-performing education systems which are also notable for their performance on specific measures of equity. In 2015, nearly half of all socio-economically disadvantaged students in Singapore and Japan performed at 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 Jennifer Craw   This month we look at high-performing education systems which are also notable for their performance on specific measures of equity. Estonia has an exceptionally low rate of students who perform poorly on all three subjects tested...

[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 Jennifer Craw   This month we look at high-performing education systems which are also notable for their performance on specific measures of equity. Hong Kong performs well on multiple measures of equity, particularly when it comes to reducing 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 Jennifer Craw This month we look at high-performing education systems which are also notable for their performance on specific measures of equity. Canada is one of the few countries where immigrant children achieve at a level similar 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] by Bob Rothman Building systems that can produce levels of achievement found in top-performing countries will require policy changes at the state and federal levels. But there is much districts can do—even in states where the policy environment is...

[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 third of a series of conversations on critical topics in education and innovation, Anthony Mackay sits down with Maureen McLaughlin, senior advisor to the secretary of education and director of international affairs at the U.S. Department of...