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Why We Should Not Copy South Korea

Diane Ravitch | Posted 08.03.2014 | Education
Diane Ravitch

We have heard again and again that we are losing "the global competition" to nations like South Korea where students and parents take tests very seriously. But are test scores worth it?

Seven Ideas to Build Perseverance in Students (Part One)

Tim Elmore | Posted 06.21.2014 | Education
Tim Elmore

As the researchers were in Singapore, they were looking for an amazing new solution they could bring back to U.S. schools. But instead of grand key, they found that as Singapore students did their work, they were consistently reinforced with two ideas: attitude and perseverance.

Joy Resmovits

And The World's Best Problem-Solvers Are...

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics

American students are barely above the average of 44 countries and economies in problem-solving skills, far behind teens in Asia, according to the fir...

Seeing Harvard Students Be Wrong Is Satisfying

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 11.22.2013 | College

What is the capital of Canada? Don't know the answer? That's fine, because basically no one at Harvard University knows either. When a reporter...

The Rebalancing to Asia: The Role of Student Exchanges

James Goldgeier | Posted 04.06.2013 | College
James Goldgeier

In light of the size and scope of current conflicts around the world, increasing the numbers of students who study abroad would seem to be the least of our national security challenges. But, simply put, we need more students, and a more diverse student population, to study abroad.

Poland Attracts U.S. Tech Giants As Its Universities Turn Out Engineering Grads

| Tom Marshall | Posted 12.12.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. WARSAW, Poland — Foreign companies flock to invest. Its balance sheet is the envy of Eur...

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...

America's Math Problem: Should We Get Rid Of Algebra?

| Sarah Garland | Posted 08.21.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. Is math holding the United States back? Last week, a community-college...

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...

Education Olympics: How Does America Rank Compared To Other Countries? (INFOGRAPHIC)

Posted 10.01.2012 | Education

A report out last week by Harvard University's Program on Education Policy and Governance found that U.S. students aren't progressing to catch up to t...

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 ...

Website Connects Guys With Girls Who Will Do Their Homework, Prank Ex-Girlfriends

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 04.15.2012 | Education

Ladies, beware: scorned, lazy, and mischievous teenage boys have a new playground, and it's called GirlfriendHire.com. On the site's homepage,...

Could Robots Be The Answer To American Teens' Terrible Writing?

Reuters | Stephanie Simon | Posted 05.29.2012 | Education

By Stephanie Simon (Reuters) - American high school students are terrible writers, and one education reform group thinks it has an answ...

Students Studying Abroad Forced Out Of 'Bubbles'

AP | JUSTIN POPE | Posted 11.25.2011 | Education

Educators are thrilled to see more American college students venturing abroad – perhaps 300,000 this year alone. Now if they can just get them ...

Education 2020 -- An Emerging Consensus About Learning

Paula Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Paula Smith

There's broad agreement that we don't have all the answers to unleash a torrent of learning in America's schools today. But we're getting closer. Here are five key elements well worth pondering.

What We Don't Know Can Hurt Us

Margee Ensign | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Margee Ensign

Unfortunately, Sarah Palin is not alone in her global ignorance. Our colleges and high schools are not doing what's necessary... the current generation isn't gaining understanding of other cultures.