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A U.S. Teacher's Perspective on the Finnish Education System: What Can We Learn from Each Other?

EF Education First | Posted 11.16.2016 | Education
EF Education First

By Leticia Guzman Ingram 2016 Colorado State Teacher of the Year Basalt High School, Basalt Colorado Teachers constantly hear how American's edu...

The Global Search for Education: An Interview with Ambassador Kirsti Kauppi

C. M. Rubin | Posted 11.10.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"If we are to achieve the joint goals adopted in the UN in September, they have to be part of everything we do, including education." -- Kirsti Kaupp...

Finnish Kids Don't Learn To Read In Kindergarten. They Turn Out Great Anyway.

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 10.05.2015 | Media

The Atlantic: The Joyful, Illiterate Kindergarteners Of Finland In America, kindergarteners are expected to have a firm grasp on literacy. ...

Finland's Schools Are Overhauling The Way They Do Things. Here's How

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 03.28.2015 | World

Finland’s education system, often held up as an exemplary model for the rest of the world, is on the verge of making some major changes. For year...

Finland Adopts the Common Core

John M. Eger | Posted 05.27.2015 | World
John M. Eger

All right, it's not the Common Core per se, but it sure looks like it. And it helps confirm what most people in the U.S. are saying about the Common Core: "This could be the holy grail of education reform."

American Teachers Feel Really Stressed, And It's Probably Affecting Students

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics

American teachers feel stressed out and insignificant, and it may be impacting students’ educations. Gallup’s State Of America’s Schools Rep...

The Global Search for Education: Teacher Education

C. M. Rubin | Posted 06.08.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"The 21st century "movement" refers to the redefining of the goals of education and how learning is organized in order to meet the demands of the 21st...

Education Matters. Seriously.

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 02.11.2014 | Education
Peter A. Georgescu

In the ever more competitive global marketplace, skill and knowledge are at a premium. We would do well to learn from other countries about how to better prepare our youth for employment.

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.

Standardized Testing A Foreign Concept In World's Top Education System

| Posted 01.16.2013 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's Lessons From Abroad blog. As the United States focuses more on using tests as a means of ...

What Do Teachers Need? R-E-S-P-E-C-T!

Tom Allon | Posted 06.16.2012 | Education
Tom Allon

How did we get to a place in this country where our teaching force of more than three million professionals is being made the scapegoat for all the ills of an educational system that has been in decline for more than five decades?

In Defense of Optimism in Education

Wendy Kopp | Posted 05.13.2012 | Education
Wendy Kopp

Now that there's more concrete evidence than ever before that it is possible to give our nation's most disadvantaged children an excellent education, we have a moral imperative to step up.

Joy Resmovits

Learning From Finland's Classrooms | Joy Resmovits | Posted 01.24.2012 | Education

STANFORD, Calif. -- Finland is this decade's shiny icon of classroom success, the repeat winner of top results in a global ranking of national school ...

Fishing Naked in Finland: What've PISA Scores Got to Do With It?

Susan Ochshorn | Posted 01.30.2012 | Education
Susan Ochshorn

Since 2001, when the PISA results went public, this Nordic nation's 15-year-olds have ranked at or near the top of all industrialized nations in reading, science, and mathematics. And we haven't yet stopped talking about it.

Diane Ravitch and Geoffrey Canada Duke It Out at Education Nation

Rocco Staino | Posted 11.28.2011 | Education
Rocco Staino

Diane Ravitch, educational historian and professor of education at New York University, and Geoffrey Canada, founder and CEO of the Harlem Children's ...

Inside Lies Magic: Investing Time in June for Planning for Next Year

Meg Campbell | Posted 09.06.2011 | Education
Meg Campbell

Finland's public education system is enjoying a great deal of attention these days. One characteristic worth emulating is how much time they give teachers to plan and work together.

Educating for Democracy: Following Finland's Example... Backwards

Joel Shatzky | Posted 08.24.2011 | Education
Joel Shatzky

Many successful policies in Finnish education are being "mirrored" in the US. We're doing what they're doing but in the opposite direction.

Less Testing, Respecting Teachers Spells Success In Finland's Schools

TIME | Posted 06.14.2011 | Education

Spring may be just around the corner in this poor part of Helsinki known as the Deep East, but the ground is still mostly snow-covered and the air has...

Lessons From Finland: Teachers And Unions In The World's Best Education System

Justin Snider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Justin Snider

On March 16, I sat down with Finland's Minister of Education, Ms. Henna Virkkunen, for a discussion of the Finnish educational system -- and what less...

Lessons From Finland's Education System

Justin Snider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Justin Snider

To gain insight into what Finland's doing right, I sat down with Dr. Pasi Sahlberg, Director General of the Centre for International Mobility and Cooperation in Finland's Ministry of Education and Culture.

Why Do Finland's Schools Get The Best Results?

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Last year more than 100 foreign delegations and governments visited Helsinki, hoping to learn the secret of their schools' success....