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Cross-posted on Education Week Notwithstanding the last-ditch street blockades erected by the naysayers, it seems more likely with the passage of each day that most American states will stick by their commitments to implement the Common Core State Standards. But what does it mean to "implement...

Transforming Education Summit 2012 May 7-9, 2012, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates This summit offers a platform to share lessons learned on how to deliver relevant education to young people more effectively in a rapidly changing global society. Keynote speakers will include former UK Prime Minister Gordon...

Cross-posted on Education Week Jay Greene, a professor of education reform at the University of Arkansas and fellow at the George W. Bush Institute, recently reviewed my latest book, Surpassing Shanghai: An Agenda for American Education Built on the World's Leading Systems, in Education Next. In...

Many American educators and policy makers aren't interested in hearing about countries whose students outperform ours because they are sure they don't really outperform our students and, besides, America is different, in a class by itself, and the lessons from other countries simply don't apply....