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by Jennifer Craw Sources: Estonia: http://education.stateuniversity.com/pages/447/Estonia-EDUCATIONAL-SYSTEM-OVERVIEW.html https://www.hm.ee/et/tegevused/koolivaheajad Finland: https://www.utu.fi/en/units/tis/calendar/Pages/home.aspx https://fillingmymap.com/2015/04/15/11-ways-finlands-education-system-shows-us-that-less-is-more/ Germany: https://www.angloinfo.com/how-to/germany/family/schooling-education/school-schedule https://www.howtogermany.com/pages/germanschools.html https://www.schulferien.org/deutschland/ferien/2017-2018/ https://publicholidays.de/school-holidays/berlin/ Hong Kong: http://www.edb.gov.hk/en/edu-system/primary-secondary/applicable-to-primary/whole-day-schooling/index.html http://www.edb.gov.hk/attachment/en/curriculum-development/resource-support/guidelines-sch-calendar/Calculation%20of%20School%20Holidays%20and%20School%20Days%20-%20June%202011.pdf Japan: http://web-japan.org/kidsweb/explore/calendar/april/schoolyear.html http://global.chuo-u.ac.jp/english/unicms/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Academic_Year_and_Academic_Calendar.pdf New Zealand: https://parents.education.govt.nz/essential-information/school-terms-and-holidays/ https://www.newzealandnow.govt.nz/living-in-nz/education/school-system Netherlands: https://study.studentnews.eu/s/3693/75527-School-year-in-Europe/4468142-Netherlands-201718.htm https://www.government.nl/topics/school-holidays/question-and-answer/school-holidays-2017%E2%80%932018 Ontario: http://www.tdsb.on.ca/About-Us/Calendar https://settlement.org/ontario/education/elementary-and-secondary-school/general-information/when-do-children-begin-and-end-school-each-day/ Shanghai: http://xiaoxue.eol.cn/zx/shanghai/xiaoxue/201707/t20170717_1541162.shtml https://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/china/2017 http://hechingered.org/content/a-day-in-the-life-of-chinese-students_3826/ Singapore: https://www.moe.gov.sg/news/press-releases/school-terms-and-holidays-for-2018 https://www.angloinfo.com/how-to/singapore/moving/country-file/public-holidays https://internationalednews.com/2014/09/17/the-school-day-singapore/ South Korea: http://www.bbc.com/news/education-25187993 http://www.jobmonkey.com/asia/school_calendar_in_s_k_/ Taiwan: https://www.angloinfo.com/how-to/taiwan/family/schooling-education/school-year http://www.jobmonkey.com/asia/school_calendar_in_tw/ USA https://nces.ed.gov/surveys/pss/tables/table_2004_06.asp https://nces.ed.gov/surveys/pss/tables/table_2004_06.asp...

[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 German officials had high hopes for the first results of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) in December 2001. They had arranged to have the results released in Berlin, and expected that their country—the birthplace...