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Vision and Blindness

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 01.06.2017 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

If you wear reading glasses, please remove them for a moment, and continue reading. Back to normal? For a moment, you had an experience like that o...

The Global Search for Education: Because They Matter

C. M. Rubin | Posted 11.11.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"I want readers to walk away understanding that education requires a holistic approach and should not be solely measured by assessments." -- Nadia Lop...

Money and Evidence

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 04.14.2016 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

Many years ago, I spent a few days testifying in a funding equity case in Alabama. At the end of my testimony, the main lawyer for the plaintiffs drov...

The Global Search for Education: Trends

C. M. Rubin | Posted 01.14.2017 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"There is a lot of pressure placed on education to act as one of the major levers to reduce inequality, but it cannot act alone."  -- Tracey Burns ...

The Global Search for Education: Lessons from a City Challenge

C. M. Rubin | Posted 06.03.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"Two things more than anything surprised me: first of all, the willingness of schools to support one another, even in a policy context that emphasizes...

Around the World in 30 Days - December 2014

C. M. Rubin | Posted 02.25.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

In December, I continued my conversations with world leaders on the frontiers of education reform. These leaders all share a commitment to transforming education at the ground level, so that the poorest and most disadvantaged schools can become sites for development.

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.