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_row_inner row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" css_animation=""][vc_column_inner width="1/6"][vc_single_image image="18502" img_size="small" add_caption="yes" alignment="center" style="vc_box_circle_2" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="5/6"][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text] Like the United States, education systems across the globe are investing more in summer programs for students and expanding them to include both academic support 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]This month we are reading a new OECD report about how curriculum can be made more inclusive to meet specific needs of diverse learners; the latest NAEP results which show discouraging levels of student performance in science across...

[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="22888" img_size="large" alignment="center" qode_css_animation=""][vc_empty_space height="16px"][vc_column_text]The idea that all students need an adult who is responsible for them and their well-being at school has gained traction this past year, as so many students were disconnected from school. One...

[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 his latest Global Ed Talk interview, NCEE CEO Anthony Mackay spoke with Linda Darling-Hammond, the Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education Emeritus at Stanford University, president and CEO of the Learning Policy Institute, and a member 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]On May 26, 2021, OECD Director for Education and Skills Andreas Schleicher and NCEE President and CEO Anthony Mackay examined findings from the OECD’s latest study 21st-Century Reader: Developing Literacy Skills in a Digital World, as well as...

[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_row_inner row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" css_animation=""][vc_column_inner width="1/6"][vc_single_image image="16419" img_size="small" add_caption="yes" alignment="center" style="vc_box_circle_2" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="5/6"][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text] Students who took the 2018 PISA were asked to read a blog post which referenced a book review and then identify whether statements were facts or...

[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_row_inner row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" css_animation=""][vc_column_inner width="1/6"][vc_single_image image="18502" img_size="small" add_caption="yes" alignment="center" style="vc_box_circle_2" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="5/6"][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text] The pandemic has highlighted the importance of affordable child care for working parents across the globe, as parents struggle to balance the demands of child care...

[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_row_inner row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" css_animation=""][vc_column_inner width="1/6"][vc_single_image image="16419" img_size="small" add_caption="yes" alignment="center" style="vc_box_circle_2" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="5/6"][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text] Last week the Biden Administration proposed making two years of community college free to students, extending public education by two years. Many top-performing countries have gone...

[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_row_inner row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" css_animation=""][vc_column_inner width="1/6"][vc_single_image image="10525" img_size="large" alignment="center" style="vc_box_border_circle_2" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="5/6"][vc_column_text]Ann Borthwick is Learning Systems Architect at NCEE and in this role she works with districts, schools, and teachers across the United States to rethink how they...

[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 [/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image="22822" img_size="large" alignment="center" qode_css_animation=""][vc_empty_space height="16px"][vc_column_text]Top-performing education systems have long understood the value of providing teachers with time in their schedules outside of teaching—time to prepare lessons, observe and collaborate with their peers, conduct research to...