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U.S. Higher Ed Leadership at Risk Without Bolder Action

Sir Michael Barber | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics
Sir Michael Barber

While America's preeminence in both elite and mass institutions of higher learning fueled its economic leadership in the last century, that preeminence (and the rising generation's standard of living) is at risk unless the sector overhauls its traditional practices to lower costs while lifting quality.

What Do We Know About Civic Education? Not Enough

Maria Voles Ferguson | Posted 04.10.2013 | Impact
Maria Voles Ferguson

In an era when U.S. students are often compared with or competing against their international counterparts, it is crucial that they understand their own nation's history and system of government and how that has and will continue to impact the world around them.

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...

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 ...

WATCH: How Shanghai's Students Stunned The World, What The U.S. Can Learn

Posted 01.04.2012 | Education

As American students continue to struggle in math and reading, students in Shanghai who took international exams for the first time outscored every ot...

School Begins

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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