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The Global Search for Education: Learning for a New World

C. M. Rubin | Posted 10.25.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

In my interview which follows, David Istance, the study's author and senior analyst at OECD's Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI), explains these different levels (micro, meso, and meta) and how they can be integrated into traditional classrooms.

Around the World in 30 Days -- September 2015

C. M. Rubin | Posted 09.30.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

In the response from our global teacher bloggers to our September question, "What was your most challenging classroom and how did you turn it around?", a common theme ran through all anecdotes -- an openness to student experience that allows for a more understanding, empathetic response to student's problems.

The Global Search for Education: Can Tech Help Students Learn?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 09.13.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

A new report, "Students, Computers, and Learning: Making the Connection," investigates the stats on crucial contemporary issues of technology and education. The author, Francesco Avvisati, is an analyst of education reports for the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA).

The Global Search for Education: More Focus on Skills

C. M. Rubin | Posted 09.07.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"This study demonstrates that meaningful measures of quality can be determined for many countries and that these would provide clear goals for educat...

The Indignant and Audacious Teacher

Christine Nasserghodsi | Posted 05.24.2015 | Education
Christine Nasserghodsi

Jill O'Malley, known to her readers as The Indignant Teacher, was a dedicated professional and mother of three from Boston. She shared many of the traits of the ten finalists for the Global Teacher Prize, an initiative intended to identify and celebrate what is working in education.

Around the World in 30 Days - January 2015

C. M. Rubin | Posted 03.30.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

I talked with world leaders from India, England, Finland and Europe about their goals to improve education. Each had a distinct project and clear opinions about what was the most important facet of education to focus on.

The Global Search for Education: Education and Economy

C. M. Rubin | Posted 03.20.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

What role should education play in the success of economies? How can the schools of today better represent the world of 5, 10, and 25 years from now? Will educational inequalities exacerbate economic inequalities? How can we break the chain?

Balancing Efficiency and Quality in Education

Gabriel Sanchez Zinny | Posted 11.18.2014 | Latino Voices
Gabriel Sanchez Zinny

To some, making education more efficient is simply a matter of better budget management and improved allocation of resources. But to many others, speaking in these terms at all when talking about a child's right to learn seems inappropriate.

Teachers are Working Longer -- They Need Help to Work Smarter Instead

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 06.19.2015 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

It appears that American teachers -- well, middle school teachers, anyway -- work longer hours than their counterparts in other countries. And yet our students still don't perform all that well in comparison to those other countries. What's going on?

The Global Search For Education: Helping the World's Teachers

C. M. Rubin | Posted 08.26.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

What does TALIS teach us? Last Thursday, I attended a dazzling gala to watch special education teacher Matthew Cunningham accept the inaugural GEM...

The Global Search for Education: Education and Skills

C. M. Rubin | Posted 05.20.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

Two and a half years ago, inspired by a group of young international students concerned about the relevance of their 21st century education to today's world, I started The Global Search for Education.

The Global Search for Education: The World Test?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 03.15.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"The more important questions that countries have to ask themselves are why they are comparing with one another and what they are doing with the find...

Crowdfunding Solutions: 3 Tips for Using Kickstarter to Fund Journalism

Garrett Goodman | Posted 12.14.2013 | Business
Garrett Goodman

There has been an immense amount of hemming and hawing over the state of the news industry of late. Print circulation is in general decline, digital a...

Joy Resmovits

Americans Below World Average In Math, Reading, Problem-Solving | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics

The scores for what's billed as the world's most comprehensive adult skills exam are out -- and it's bad news for Americans. Americans performed b...

Joy Resmovits

Should We Be Focusing Education Policy On Rich Students? | Joy Resmovits | Posted 02.01.2013 | World

NEW YORK -- Lawmakers should be more careful when using international test scores to drive education policy, argues a pair of researchers in a new pap...

The Global Search for Education: On US Education Problems

C. M. Rubin | Posted 02.19.2013 | Education
C. M. Rubin

According to Andreas Schleicher of OECD, the United States is unique among countries in that the generation of workers entering the US workforce does not have higher college attainment levels than the generation about to leave the workforce.

Hey Tom -- Competing With China Is Not the Point

Sam Chaltain | Posted 10.08.2012 | Education
Sam Chaltain

Tom Friedman has a new column about education in which he almost makes an important point about the state of K-12 schooling in America, and what we can do to improve it.

The Global Search for Education: In Search of Professionals Around the World

C. M. Rubin | Posted 08.06.2012 | Education
C. M. Rubin

Andreas Schleicher weighs in on what the US and other nations can learn from some of the high performing education systems that are doing this.

Bad Education System -- What's the Real Cost?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 11.15.2011 | Education
C. M. Rubin

Governments need to invest in education. Better educated people are less likely to need unemployment benefits or welfare assistance, and pay more tax when they enter the job market.

The Global Standardized Test: An Interview With The Director Of PISA

C. M. Rubin | Posted 07.17.2011 | Education
C. M. Rubin

The performance of U.S. students in the 2009 PISA was poor, especially when you consider that the U.S. has the biggest global economy and is among the top 10 countries in standards of living.

How The U.S. Education System Looks To A Leading Expert Abroad

Justin Snider | Posted 07.11.2011 | Education
Justin Snider

OECD's Andreas Schleicher, an expert on educational systems around the world, discusses what he makes of the current push for reform in American public education.