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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...

Cross-posted on Education Week Ray Marshall, Secretary of Labor in the Carter administration is a distinguished labor economist - and personal friend - who long ago decided that education is perhaps the most important key to broadly shared prosperity in modern industrial economies. So he has...

[caption id="attachment_9030" align="alignright" width="291" caption="Education in a Changing World: Flexibility, Skills and Employability."][/caption] The World Bank (2012). Education in a Changing World: Flexibility, Skills and Employability. In order to provide students with 21st century skills, curriculum and examinations must teach and test teamwork, leadership, and communication skills,...

[caption id="attachment_8542" align="alignright" width="221" caption="A World-Class Education: Learning from International Models of Excellence and Innovation (ASCD, 2012)"][/caption] Vivien Stewart is a mistress of deception.  In A World-Class Education: Learning from International Models of Excellence and Innovation, she distills a lifetime of astute observation into a slim...

[caption id="attachment_8432" align="alignright" width="180" caption="Ben Jensen, Program Director of the School Education Program at Australia’s Grattan Institute"][/caption] This month, Betsy Brown Ruzzi, Director of the Center on International Education Benchmarking, interviewed Ben Jensen of Australia’s Grattan Institute about the Institute’s most recent report, Catching Up: Learning...

[caption id="attachment_8484" align="alignright" width="150" caption="Review of Funding for Schooling"][/caption] Following the release in late 2010 of the PISA 2009 results, the Australian government, unhappy with how the nation stacked up against other high performing countries in Asia and Europe, commissioned a report to determine what changes,...