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Your Kid Might Be Better Off Learning Math In Kazakhstan Than In These States

Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics

Unlike students around the world, Americans do not take the international exam Trends in International Math and Science Study, which measures how prim...

Joy Resmovits

Here's How Americans Stack Up Against Students In Other Countries

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics

When it comes to math skills, Alabama performs like Armenia, Mississippi comes close to Dubai, Washington, D.C., performs like Ukraine, and Massachuse...

U.S. Education Deserves the Same Statistical Sophistication as Baseball and Elections

Martin Carnoy | Posted 03.18.2013 | Education
Martin Carnoy

We're a nation that's coming to respect statistics. Billy Bean convinced us that better statistics could beat bigger payrolls in sports. Nate Silver helped humble Karl Rove's money machine with better statistics. Maybe it's time to take a more careful look at the international test statistics judging how good our nation's schools are.

Ed Tonight: Michael Bloomberg's Rough Week With Labor, Graduation Rate Increases

Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.17.2013 | Education
Joy Resmovits

A Somewhat Happy Education Headline? America's students are graduating high school at higher rates, according to a new Harvard report (via the Wall Street Journal.) In 2000, researchers found, 77.6 percent of Americans ages 20-24 had high school diplomas; 10 years later, 83.7 percent of that same group held diplomas. "The improvement was particularly sharp among blacks and Hispanics," WSJ reports. "For instance, in 2000, 61.2% of black men between 20 and 24 had finished high school; in 2010, 72.0% of black men in that age bracket had." But even so, 20 percent of American men between 20 and 24 -- and 14 percent of women -- still lack that crucial certification.

Joy Resmovits

Should We Be Focusing Education Policy On Rich Students?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 02.01.2013 | World

NEW YORK -- Lawmakers should be more careful when using international test scores to drive education policy, argues a pair of researchers in a new pap...

Joy Resmovits

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...

Joy Resmovits

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 ...

Have We Gotten It Wrong on School Reform?

Jack Jennings | Posted 01.23.2012 | Education
Jack Jennings

We are unique in pursuing so much testing, punitive measures against schools and teachers, and the creation of so many independent charter schools. At the same time, we are ignoring financial inequality among schools and school districts.

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...