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By Emily Kingsland Earlier this month, the Center for International Education Benchmarking introduced a new feature on its web site.  The Study Guide is intended to provide readers with a weekly summary of headlines from the top-performing education systems in the world.  This month’s International Reads...

[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...

Cross-posted from Education Week The signature difference between the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 and its direct descendant, the No Child Left Behind Act, is the way these two pieces of legislation treated the issue of accountability. The designers of both pieces of legislation...

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...