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Cross-posted from Education Week With each new report from the PISA surveys, the United States drifts a little further down the international rankings of national school performance.  You might think that would concentrate the minds of our federal policy makers.  What we have instead is a...

Cross-posted from Education Week I read a news story the other day that made my heart sink.  It was written by a professor in a business school at a public university.  He told a tale in which his colleagues agreed that the writing skills of their...

Cross-posted from Education Week Three years ago, the OECD asked our organization to help them prepare what has turned out to be the first in a series of reports, Strong Performers and Successful Reformers in Education: Lessons From PISA for the United States.  We began that...

Cross-posted from Education Week So the top-performing countries move a little further ahead of us and the gap widens.  In most OECD countries this news would be a call to arms.  Their education leaders would be combing the PISA data on the top-performers to see what...

Cross-posted from Education Week The subject was the public's reaction to the introduction of the Common Core in New York State.  The venue was a middle school near Albany.  In the hot seat was John King, New York State's Commissioner of Education, conducting a three-hour hearing. ...

Cross-posted from Education Week Does it make sense to say that the state will set the standards and the assessments, but leave the decisions about curriculum and instruction up to schools and teachers?  I asked this question of Jim Pellegrino, Distinguished Professor of Cognitive Psychology at...