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[caption id="attachment_9504" align="alignright" width="150"] Ray Marshall[/caption] Marc Tucker interviews Ray Marshall on the links between immigration policy and education policy.  Marshall is Professor Emeritus and Audre and Bernard Rapoport Centennial Chair in Economics and Public Affairs at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at...

While Denmark has historically had a high performing vocational education and training (VET) system at the high school level, a new OECD report reveals that the country is also actively searching for ways to expand VET opportunities for post-secondary students.  Meanwhile, on the other side...

[caption id="attachment_9630" align="alignright" width="378"] Source: The World Economic Forum. (2012). The Global Competitiveness Report: 2012-2013.[/caption] Recently, the World Economic Forum (WEF) released their 2012-2013 Global Competitiveness Report.  In this report, the WEF ranks 144 countries based on a global competitiveness index; their definition of competitiveness encompasses...

[caption id="attachment_9227" align="alignright" width="248" caption="Sharon Lynn Kagan"][/caption] An interview with Sharon Lynn Kagan, Virginia and Leonard Marx Professor of Early Childhood and Family Policy, Co-Director of the National Center for Children and Families and, Associate Dean for Policy at Teachers College, Columbia University and Professor Adjunct...

In a report released last December, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) provides countries with a toolbox of strategies to develop a policy framework for improving the quality of early childhood education and care (ECE). Starting Strong III: A Quality Toolbox for Early Education...