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[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_8602" align="alignright" width="138" caption="Tony Mackay, Executive Director of the Centre for Strategic Education"][/caption] This month, the International Advisory Board welcomed Tony Mackay as their newest member. Mackay is the Executive Director of the Centre for Strategic Education, Melbourne, Australia and Deputy Chair of Australian Curriculum,...

[caption id="attachment_8265" align="alignright" width="400" caption="Pasi Sahlberg, Director General of CIMO at the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture; Vivien Stewart, Senior Advisor for Education at the Asia Society; and Lee Sing Kong, Director of the National Institute of Education in Singapore"][/caption] On March 9, 2012, Vivien...

Cross-posted from Education Week Issues of teacher quality are very much front and center on the American education reform agenda.  In fact, there is broad agreement among the leading industrial nations that teacher quality is a primary determinant of student achievement. But that is where the...

Last month in his Education Week blog, Bob Slavin poured a lot of cold water over the rising interest in learning from other countries that are routinely outperforming the United States. He argues that, while we can identify interesting practices, we can never be...