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International Test Scores Expose U.S. Education Problem

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 12.11.2012 | Education

The U.S. performed above average on international standardized tests in elementary and middle school math, science and reading, according to reports r...

Where To Find The Best Education Around The World

Posted 01.27.2013 | Education

The United States places 17th in the developed world for education, according to a global report by education firm Pearson. Finland and South Korea...

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 ...

Are You Smarter Than A 10th Grader? Take The Test

Posted 11.11.2012 | Education

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's 2012 Education at a Glance report released today is a trove of education indicators. B...

The Real Reason America's Schools Stink

Businessweek | Charles Kenny | Posted 10.20.2012 | Education

Over the next few weeks, millions of American schoolchildren will return to the classroom from summer vacation, and not a moment too soon. Compared to...

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.

U.S. Students Still Lag Behind Foreign Peers, Outpaced By 24 Countries

Posted 09.22.2012 | Education

U.S. students aren't progressing to catch up to their peers in other industrialized countries. A report recently published by Harvard University's ...

In Support of the Whole Child

Sean Slade | Posted 09.02.2012 | Education
Sean Slade

A holistic approach brings together elements that support the development of a child who is healthy, knowledgeable, motivated, and engaged, seeking to ensure all that is required for successful life and preparation for society.

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Learning From Finland's Classrooms

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...

Perry's Gaffe Represents Poor Texan and U.S. Educational Performance; Civics Lesson Needed

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 01.11.2012 | Education
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

Without a strong American commitment to a quality education, it is no surprise that Rick Perry, a son of this education system, cannot recall government agencies.

The Global Search for Education: More from Canada

C. M. Rubin | Posted 11.27.2011 | Education
C. M. Rubin

The U.S. cannot improve its education system for all or even most children by keeping its present focus on charter schools, more testing, teacher evaluation and union bashing. None of those feature in the best-performing countries.

The Global Search for Education: What Do We Value Most?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 10.31.2011 | Education
C. M. Rubin

According to Howard Gardner, our analysis of the educational problems in the United States is very distorted.

Joy Resmovits

75 Trillion Reasons Why U.S. Math Proficiency Matters

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.17.2011 | Education

U.S. students rank poorly in proficiency on both domestic and international math exams, a problem that could cost the country $75 trillion over 80 yea...

Pisa Bans Trashy Souvenirs

AOL Travel News | Posted 10.04.2011 | Travel

Wherever will we get boxer shorts with strategically-placed leaning towers anymore? Thanks to the city of Pisa taking itself too seriously, vendors se...

China No Longer Test-Obsessed; Do We Follow Suit To Compete?

GOOD | Liz Dwyer | Posted 08.09.2011 | Education

At a time when international test results--like last year's PISA data--seem to indicate that American students are falling behind their Chinese counte...

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.

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...

4 Reasons Americans Students Are Falling Behind In Science

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Posted 05.30.2011 | Education

The few times that Huan Kiat Koh came home with poor grades when he was growing up in Singapore, he vividly remembers his mother's response. "She wou...

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...

Is Literacy A Must-Teach For All Subjects?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

When students learn about the genetic code or pore though Huck Finn, do they really understand what they're reading? That's what New York schools ...

Art Education, the Innovation Economy and the PISA tests

John M. Eger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
John M. Eger

The hearse is at the back door of America, as we have known it. Either we make the changes to succeed in the wake of globalization, or the world's greatest experiment in democracy fails.

Lessons From Finland and Asia About Real Education Reform

Leonie Haimson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Leonie Haimson

The Finns "trust teachers" and allow them to "design their own courses, using a national curriculum as a guide."

Unemployment 'Math': Statistical Lies

Iris Mack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Iris Mack

Parents need to demand that their children learn math. Math literate citizens can will use analytical reasoning to see through the lies of government and the ridiculous insults from the mainstream media.

Our Sputnik Moment, Revisited: Hire the Best and Brightest!

Fred Belmont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Fred Belmont

If America does not start today in filling its teacher ranks with the best and brightest students, in 10 years we may find our students are behind those in Kyrgyzstan.