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Last month, The George Washington University Graduate School of Education and Human Development (GSEHD) hosted an event focused on how the United States can learn from the world's most successful education systems. Marc Tucker discussed his latest book, Surpassing Shanghai: An Agenda for American Education...

Cross-posted on Education Week Last month, the General Electric Foundation announced that it is making an $18 million grant available to Student Achievement Partners, intended to help teachers understand the kinds of shifts in instruction that will be needed to implement the new Common Core State...

Cross-posted from Education Week One of the most interesting special analyses done in connection with the 2009 OECD PISA survey was a study called Against the Odds: Disadvantaged Students Who Succeed in School, done by the Urban Institute for OECD's Education Directorate. The idea was to...

Cross-posted from Education Week There was an interesting article in the New York Times the other day by Catherine Rampell on "Why Students Leave the Engineering Track."  She had found a table in the most recent National Science Foundation's report on Science and Engineering Indicators,...

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...