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Everyone Admires China's Great Education System -- Except the Chinese

Steve Nelson | Posted 08.29.2014 | Education
Steve Nelson

China may be a fearsome economic competitor, but it is not because their education is superb. If you don't believe me, take it from a group of Chinese college students.

Cheng's Views on Chinese and American Education

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 04.20.2014 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

Notice that the percentage of Chinese eighth graders scoring "advanced" in mathematics is higher that the percentage of eighth graders scoring "advanced" from all other nations. After all, isn't the Race to the Top really the Race to the Top of the World? China sure is lucky. Or is it?

Quantum Education Comes From Three 'R's + Four 'C's

Molly Alexander Darden | Posted 03.02.2014 | Education
Molly Alexander Darden

Not fully understanding the link between education and its effect on their future success, our youth are often distracted with social media along with athletics -- tweeting constantly, both in class and out.

11 Foreign Education Policies That Could Transform American Schools

The Huffington Post | Renee Jacques | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

We learned the results of the latest PISA (Program for International Student Assessment) last week, and American students performed the same on the we...

China Gets Serious About De-Stressing

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 09.04.2013 | World

For young students in China, school may soon be a lot less stressful. According to state television network CCTV, the country’s Ministry of Educa...

SURVEY: Sex Ed Lacking In China

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 06.06.2013 | World

Chinese parents are on board with the idea of having more sex education in their children’s schools, according to a recent survey in the Beijing New...

Where A Hug Now Costs $13

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.17.2012 | Money

Apparently in China, affection comes with a price. A Chinese kindergarten has begun charging parents about $13 a month for their kids to receive d...

China's 'Other' Innovation Gap

Mark Jia | Posted 02.10.2013 | World
Mark Jia

Is it possible that the Chinese educational system has contributed, at least in part, to an innovation gap in Chinese foreign policy?

How Equal Are We Anyway? Different Illusions of Meritocracy in Chinese and United States Schooling

Susan D. Blum | Posted 01.28.2013 | Education
Susan D. Blum

In China, the children of the privileged can sail off into lives made smooth by their families, always scoring highest, getting into the best programs, and ultimately finding their way to the top leadership of the nation. Sound familiar?

WATCH: Classroom Abuse For Students Who Struggle With Math

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.23.2012 | Education

A teacher at the Sky Montessori kindergarten in north China's Shanxi Province has been detained following the release of what appears to be surveillan...

China Aiming for the Gold in Starting Kids Early, US Is Late to the Game

Ann O'Leary | Posted 10.23.2012 | Education
Ann O'Leary

For China, providing early education has become a national priority, while in the United States not so much.

China Dabbles In Liberal Arts Education, Western Style

The Huffington Post | Gregory Kristof | Posted 07.05.2012 | Education

In a bold bid to experiment with western education methods, a Chinese college modeled after American liberal arts institutions receives its first clas...

Standardized Testing Is Worse In China Than In U.S.

The Huffington Post | Gregory Kristof | Posted 07.03.2012 | Education

Standardized testing is no foreigner to education -- both in the United States and abroad. But while the high-stakes tests are being criticized for th...

The Bronx Meets Beijing

Jessica Cohen | Posted 03.20.2012 | Education
Jessica Cohen

It was in that moment of "speaking" with this Chinese teacher that I realized why I was brought to China...

Chinese Teachers On An American Mission

Los Angeles Times | Ricardo Lopez, Los Angeles Times | Posted 10.01.2011 | Education

The large ballroom in UCLA's Covel Commons resembled a bustling day-care center one recent day, as laughter rang out across the room. A boisterous ...

WATCH: This Black California Teen's Unusual Special Talent

AP | TERENCE CHEA | Posted 09.26.2011 | Education

OAKLAND, Calif. — Tyler Thompson is an unlikely star in the world of Chinese opera. The 15-year-old from Oakland has captivated audiences in th...

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...

Is China's Education System Training Innovators Or Robots?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 07.23.2011 | Education
C. M. Rubin

Educational excellence is about knowledge and skill, but it is also about the socialization of the individual, about cultivating students to have active learning interests for the rest of their lives.

Amy Chua: Why Is American Parenting So Close-Minded?

usatoday.com | Posted 07.11.2011 | Books

The secret to America's global success has always been its ability to attract the best human capital from around the world....

More U.S. Students Learning Chinese As School Language Programs Expand

Posted 06.21.2011 | Education

By Alex Dobuzinskis In Mandarin immersion teacher Kennis Wong's kindergarten class, her young pupils are making paper masks glued to sticks that the...

China's Ambivalent Tiger Moms: When in Rome...

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 05.29.2011 | World
Tom Doctoroff

In the People's Republic, contemporary mothers, flooded with information that promote a more liberal model of modern parenting, are conflicted.

Can the Philanthropic Billionaire and the President of the AFT find common ground?

Mike Klonsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Mike Klonsky

There's nothing wrong with trying to raise the bar on teacher quality. But if Gates' reform strategy is to make all teachers equal in skill, he's barking up the wrong tree.

Are the Beijing Olympic Games Being Used as a Propaganda Campaign to Prop up the Communist Party?

Susan Brownell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susan Brownell

I think it is more accurate to conclude that the Olympic Games have been de-politicized in China's Olympic education efforts -- part of a backlash against the politicized national curriculum.