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November 2014

Debate rages over how many hours Maryland students should be tested each year, Baltimore Sun, November 15, 2014

Fixing our national accountability system, Phi Delta Kappan, November 2014October 2014

Push to Limit Federal Test Mandates Gains Team, Education Week, October 13, 2014

Forget party loyalty, elect those who will improve schools, The Arizona Republic, October 6, 2014

September 2014

Ed. Businesses Asked to Help Schools Plan for Tech. Transformation, Education Week, September 29, 2014

Hold Students Accountable and Support Them, Education Next, September 2014

John Florez: Let local folks control a new education system, Deseret News, September 27, 2014

Five Questions For… NCEE’s Marc Tucker, Education Writer’s Association, September 24, 2014

Historic Summit Fueled Push for K-12 Standards, Education Week, Education Week, September 23, 2014

A School Without Principals? Yes, Really, U.S. News & World Report, September 19, 2014

Thorpe, Tucker Discuss New Ways to Teach (Radio Interview), Bloomberg EDU Podcast, September 18, 2014

Why Child Care Is the Economy’s ‘Invisible’ Driver, Knowledge@Wharton, September 17, 2014

Topic: “High Stakes Accountability”, MSPnet, September 16, 2014

August 2014

Imagining Successful Schools, New York Times, August 29, 2014

Accountability Report Urges Fewer Tests, More Peer Review,, August 21, 2014

Duncan Relaxes Testing Push, but Teachers Want More,US News and World Report, August 21, 2014

Accountability report urges fewer tests, more peer review, Casper Star Tribune, August 21, 2014

Politico: Morning Edition, August 21, 2014

July 2014

How To Fix America’s College Remediation Issue, U.S. News & World Report, July 3, 2014

April 2014

Test Prep Endures in New York Schools, Despite Calls to Ease It, New York Times, April 30, 2014

Will new teacher evaluation system fix Georgia school woes?, Marietta Daily Journal, April 7, 2014

U.S. students slightly above average in problem-solving, San Jose Mercury News, April 1, 2014

March 2014

Stop pretending college is for everyone, Hechinger Report, March 25, 2104

February 2014

The Center for Michigan: Michigan can no longer wait for tougher teacher tests, Bridge Magazine, February 28, 2014

What Education Doesn’t Know About Business,, February 27, 2014

What We Can Learn From The Success of Shanghai’s Schools, Forbes, February 5, 2014

January 2014

Big Business Speaks Out for the Common Core, The Journal, January 14, 2014

Christie’s longer school day proposal gets mixed reactions,, January 14, 2014

December 2013

Editorial: Want students to try harder?, The Daily Journal (IL), December 28, 2013

U.S. scores in a holding pattern: Where did our schools go off track?, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, December 20, 2013

Schools documentary set for Thursday premiere,, December 13, 2013

The link between early childhood education and PISA scores, The Answer Sheet (Washington Post), December 10, 2013

It’s PISA Time! (And We Suck), National Journal, December 9, 2013

Set the record straight on standardized tests, Washington Post, December 8, 2013

Standardized testing reaches crossroads: Test more or test better?, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, December 7, 2013

So…what can we DO about those low PISA scores?, Center for Teacher Quality, December 3, 2013

U.S. educators hope to learn from world test results, Monterey Herald, December 3, 2013

Asian students far surpass American peers on science and math tests, Washington Times, December 3, 2013

PISA test shows ‘stagnation.’ Is US education reform failing?, Christian Science Monitor, December 3, 2013

American 15-Year-Olds Lag, Mainly in Math, on International Standardized Tests, New York Times, December 3, 2013

U.S. students score below international averages in math, reading and science, San Jose Mercury News, December 3, 2013

Asian students dominate math and reading as US stagnates, OECD tests show, Global Post, December 3, 2013

Asian Nations Dominate International Test, Associated Press, December 3, 2013

Stagnant scores on international test concerns educators, activists, Minnesota Star Tribune, December 3, 2013

Florida gets state-specific PISA results, finds a need for improvement, Tampa Bay Times, December 3, 2013

Asian teens lead world in academic performance; US performance remains unchanged and behind pack, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, December 3, 2013

Florida Students Struggle on International Exams, State Impact, December 3, 2013

PISA Test Results For U.S. Students Are ‘Sobering’, NPR Morning Edition, December 3, 2013

November 2013

Are Kids Too Coddled?,New York Times, November 23, 2013

A debate: What do international test scores tell us?, The Answer Sheet (Washington Post), November 20, 2013

Global View: Questions to Ask About PISA 2012-2013, Education Writers Association, November 13, 2013

Corinth program parallels Common Core, The Daily Journal (Mississippi), November 10, 2013

October 2013

Common Core Bills Likely To Divide Conservatives, NHPR, October 29, 2013

Common Core backer: US failing in education, New Hampshire Union Leader, October 29, 2013

Texas opts out of adopting California’s Common Core, Politico, October 23, 2013

Texas opts out of adopting California’s Common Core, The Daily Cougar (Houston, TX), October 14, 2013

Common Core opponents fear courses will suffer, District Administration, October 14, 2013

Fewer, Better Tests Can Boost Student Achievement, Education Week Commentary, October 7, 2013

The Front Burner: States that bail on state standards risk mediocrity, Orlando Sentinel, October 4, 2013

Teacher status around the world: how the US stacks up, Christian Science Monitor, October 2, 2013

September 2013

Teaching in Windsor: A few miles away, a world apart, Bridge Magazine, September 19, 2013

Study Examines ‘Myth’ of Markets in School Systems, Education Week, September 9, 2013

The Great Stagnation of American Education, The New York Times, September 7, 2013

Is Algebra II the Answer?, American School Board Journal, September 5, 2013

Education solutions from abroad for chronic U.S. school problems, Christian Science Monitor, September 1, 2013

August 2013

The Republican case for Common Core, Washington Post, August 23, 2013

Write Now: The Urgent Link Between Personal and Professional Success, Huffington Post, August 13, 2013

July 2013

England vs Scotland: Competing school reform visions, Answer Sheet (Washington Post), July 22, 2013

For Many Students, College Means Back to Middle School, Education Writers Association, July 8, 2013

June 2013

Post-Great Recession, US and other nations take divergent paths on higher ed, jobs, Associated Press, June 24, 2013

Study Highlights a Tertiary Supply-Chain Conundrum, University World News, Jun 15, 2013

Museums Open Doors to Informal Math Learning, Education Week, June 4, 2013

May 2013

Are community colleges truly preparing the future American workforce?, The Hechinger Report, May 30, 2013

What is taught to high-schoolers needs examination, Times and Democrat, May 24, 2013

Education Lessons From Around the World, U.S. News & World Report, May 20, 2013

Unprepared Students, Dumbed-Down Teaching, Hechinger Report, May 16, 2013

How did Shanghai’s school get so good?Foreign Policy, May 14, 2013

Panel: U.S. Can’t Readily Replicate Educational Turnaround of Other Countries, Diverse Issues in Higher Education, May 14, 2013

What Math Do College Students Need?, Right on the Left Coast: Views from a Conservative Teacher, May 11, 2013

Feedback Loop: More About Math Education, NPR StateImpact Florida, May 10, 2013

NCEE Study Faults High Schools on Student Community College Preparedness, SayCampusLife, May 9, 2013

Race to the Bottom: Why Community Colleges Need to Buck Up, Yahoo! Voices, May 9, 2013

How Much Mathematics is Enough, The Swail Letter on Higher Education, May 9, 2013

Study, Schools and Colleges Are Teaching the Wrong Type of Math, State Impact, May 9, 2013

Why Johnny can’t read…or write or do math, Tribune-Review, May 9, 2013

How to Save Billions and Better Prepare Students to Make Billions, Huffington Post, May 8, 2013

Many Community College Freshman are Unprepared for College Coursework, Report Reveals,, May 8, 2013

Students not getting best education, The Daily Progress, May 8, 2013

New Course Recommended for Some High-School Students, Wall Street Journal, May 7, 2013

Study: Community colleges lack rigor, but incoming students ill prepared, Christian Science Monitor, May 7, 2013

Remedial math classes unnecessary at community college level, study says, McClatchy, May 7, 2013

Low Bar, High Failure, Inside Higher Ed, May 7, 2013

Skills From High School Don’t Match College Demands, Education Week, May 7, 2013

NCEE: Only 5% need calculus, Linking and thinking on education, May 7, 2013

High Schools Set Up Community-College Students to Fail, Report Says, The Chronicle of Higher Education, May 7, 2013

A serious disconnect in education, Community College Times AACC, May 7, 2013

March 2013

MDE expands high school pilot program, Northeast Mississippi Journal, March 21, 2013

February 2013

Education Lessons From Top-Ranked Finland and South Korea, WBUR On Point with Tom Ashbrook, February 7, 2013January 2013

The feds’ education power grab, Los Angeles Times, January 24, 2013

Tucker Takes Zhao in Just One Round, The Core Knowledge Blog, January 16, 2013

December 2012

Making “my child the teacher” as impressive as “my child the doctor”, Penn News, December 22, 2012

November 2012

The diamond economy, Hechinger Report, November 18, 2012

Marc Tucker on Singapore and Career & Technical Education, A Teacher’s View, November 18, 2012

The mounting crisis in the teaching profession,, November 17, 2012

October 2012

New program allows some high school students to move on when ready, Cronkite News, October 31, 2012

US Education in Focus, EuroNews, October 26, 2012

Why the ‘market theory’ of education reform doesn’t work, The Washington Post, October 12, 2012

September 2012

Sen. Kathleen Vinehout: We must restore respect for teachers, The Cap Times, September 29, 2012

Columbus schools craft vision statements, The Dispatch, September 29, 2012

Excellence for All, WTVA, September 28, 2012

Why Are We Afraid to Show Off Our Brightest Students?, The Atlantic, September 27, 2012

Marc Tucker on Sirius Radio by NCEE: NCEE President Marc Tucker recently appeared on Stand Up! with Pete Dominick, a program on Sirius Radio’s political talk channel, to discuss why the teacher strike in Chicago struck a cord with the American public and what needs to be done to reform education in this country.

Chicago strike ends, but debate continues over how we regard and treat teachers in America, Big Education Ape, September 19, 2012

Blaming U.S. teachers for poor performance of students is not the answer,The Hechinger Report, September 19, 2012

How to Fix the Schools, The New York Times, September 17, 2012

Training Teachers to Embrace Reform, The Wall Street Journal, September 15, 2012

Benchmarking the World’s Best, School Administrator, September 2012

Book Review: Surpassing Shanghai, School Administrator, September 2012

August 2012

Columbus schools begin work on ‘new vision’, The Dispatch, August 25, 2012

West Lafayette school officials hope to open eyes with documentary on education reform,, August 21, 2012

Branstad gets a failing grade, Quad-City Times, August 18, 2012

West Lafayette hopes film finds its mark,, August 16, 2012

Iowa looks abroad for lessons on education reform, The Hechinger Report, August 8, 2012

Branstad set to take another swing at education reform, Quad-City Times, August 5, 2012

Symposium underway on education leadership, RadioIowa, August 3, 2012

July 2012

More schools get chance at pilot program, Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, July 15, 2012

June 2012

Two Day Focus on Education and Jobs, News Channel Nine (TN), June 26, 2012

May 2012

Shanghai may have the right idea when it comes to training teachers, The State Journal, May 30, 2012

Roundtable Discussion on `Making Teaching a Profession’ (Audio), Bloomberg EDU, May 11, 2012

The Twilight of the Civic-minded CEO, Washington Monthly, May 9, 2012

April 2012

American Dinosaurs: What’s the Matter With Health Care and Education?, Op-ed by Marc Tucker, The Atlantic, April 7, 2012

Improving U.S. Education and Surpassing Shanghai, Education Week blog, April 30, 2012

U.S. vs. the world in education reform, Philadelphia Inquirer, April 26, 2012

My Response to Jay Greene’s “Best Practices are the Worst”, Education Next, April 18, 2012

What the U.S. can’t learn from Finland about ed reform, Washington Post, April 17, 2012

Marc Tucker on Redesigning American Education Based on the World’s Best Education Systems, Future of Education, April 12, 2012

March 2012

Five Questions For…Marc Tucker on Lessons from Shanghai, Teacher Training, and American Innovation, March 28, 2012

Kingman parents, students receive a course on Cambridge prep, Kingman Daily Miner, August 28, 2012

Education Excellence, Horizon-TV (Arizona), March 21, 2012

February 2012

American education can’t win if it doesn’t play the game, Flypaper (Guest blog), February 28, 2012

What States and Nonprofits are Doing to Encourage Early Highschool Graduation, Education Week (transcript of online chat), February 27, 2012

Program gets students through high school in 2 years, Frankfort State Journal (KY), February 10, 2012

What Can U.S. Schools Learn From Foreign Counterparts?, District Administration magazine, February 2012

January 2012

Some States Prodding Students to Graduate Early, Education Week, January 25, 2012

Is the secret to Finnish schools Finns or is there something for America to learn?, District Administration, January 26, 2012

Tennesse and Georgia climb in education quality ranking, Times Free Press, January 13, 2012

Quality Counts: The Global Challenge: Education in a Competitive World, Education Week, January 12, 2012

Put International Lessons to the Test in U.S. Schools, Education Week, January 12, 2012

Surpassing Shanghai: Universal Effort in Japan, Minnesota 2020, January 11, 2012

Surpassing Shanghai: What Can We Learn from the World’s Best-Performing Education Systems?, School Leadership Briefing, January 1, 2012 

December 2011

Review of Surpassing Shanghai, Teachers College Record, December 22, 2011

Focus on producing best teachers, Op-ed by Marc Tucker, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, December 15, 2011

5 ways to save American education, Washington Post, December 15, 2011

U.S. school excuses challenged, Washington Post, December 11, 2011

Teacher Quality: What’s Wrong with the U.S. Strategy, Educational Leadership, December 2011

Why Innovation Can’t Fix America’s Classrooms, The Atlantic, December 6, 2011 

November 2011

Jack Jennings: Have we Gotten It Wrong on School Reform, Huffington Post, November 23, 2011

Thomas Friedman and ‘Surpassing Shanghai’ on Fixing Schools, Education Writers Association, November 17, 2011

Average Is Officially Over, U.S. News and World Report, November 16, 2011

Admissions 101: Are the SAT and ACT to blame for the inferiority of U.S. schools compared to Finland, Japan, Singapore, and Shanghai?, Washington Post, November 15, 2011

A different role for teachers, Commentary by Marc Tucker, Education Next, November 10, 2011

Take a Lesson from Singapore, Dan Rather Reports, November 1, 2011

October 2011

Creating Education Success at Home, Education Week, October 17, 2011

NCEE Pilots Global Curriculum in High Schools, Education Daily, October 17, 2011

Pilot Aims to Ready High Schoolers for Community College in 2 Years, Education Week, October 3, 2011

September 2011

Editorial: First World education requires First World Policies, Tomah Journal, September 29, 2011

Global Influence: What Can We Learn, NBC EducationNation, September 27, 2011

Education Experts Blog: The Waivers Are Here, National Journal, September 26, 2011

Experts say raise education levels to compete globally, WLBT-TV, September 14, 2011
Education Experts Blog: Assessing Obama’s Job Plan, K-12 Style, National Journal, September 12, 2011

Opinion: Necessary but insufficient, Twin Cities Daily Planet, September 7, 2011

August 2011

MDE to present statewide, public education forum, Starkville Daily News, August 31, 2011

School reform topic of Mississippi forum, Clarion Ledger, August 31, 2011

One Size Fits Most, Huffington Post, August 26, 2011

Rethinking a flawed education agenda, Washington Post, August 23, 2011

Kingman high schools wary of fast track plan, Daily Miner, August 22, 2011

Arizona Schools Try New Diploma System, Arizona Rebublic, August 12, 2011

July 2011

Op-ed: U.S. schools shun proven reform models abroad, The Tennessean, July 23, 2011

Tucker, Darling-Hammond, Ripley on Educational Reforms, Bloomberg EDU, July 22, 2011

June 2011

Q&A with Marc Tucker: Why we need a new reform agenda to compete internationally, Hechinger Report, June 29, 2011

Reasons for Hope, Education Week blog, June 28, 2011

Op-ed by Marc Tucker and Jerry Weast: Why American students lag in test scores, Baltimore Sun, June 20, 2011

Letter to the Gadfly: Speaking to “Standing on the Shoulders of Giants”, Education Gadfly Newsletter, June 16, 2011

On Treating Students & Educators ‘Like Rats in a Maze’, Education Week blog, June 14, 2011

May 2011

U.S. Reforms Out of Sync With High-Performing Nations, Report Finds, Education Week, May 27, 2011