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ELL Parents: Forcing Change and Fighting to Be Heard Within Our U.S. School System!

Laura Wellington | Posted 04.16.2014 | Education
Laura Wellington

Only in America can taking 36th place award you a grand prize of $71 billion dollars. But that's where we are folks. According to the 2012 Program For...

Let's Focus on Improving Education for 'At Risk' Students

James M. Gentile | Posted 04.04.2014 | Education
James M. Gentile

If education was an Olympic sport, you can bet there would be national outrage about such a relatively "poor showing," and no effort would be spared to find and train "better representatives" in the next international competition to carry our flag.

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...

David and Goliath: A Blueprint for Reforming American Education?

Curtis Valentine | Posted 03.28.2014 | Education
Curtis Valentine

The frustration surrounding America's inability to "fix" our education system to outperform the world highlights what Gladwell calls "the limits of power."

The Global Search for Education: What Israel Did

C. M. Rubin | Posted 04.18.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"The convergence of different studies showing steady improvement indicates that indeed a real change in teaching and learning has occurred and studen...

Don't Give Up on Education for All

Andreas Schleicher | Posted 04.06.2014 | Education
Andreas Schleicher

If there's one lesson the global economy has taught us over the last few years, it's that we cannot simply bail ourselves out of a crisis, that we cannot solely stimulate ourselves out of a crisis. Investing in high-quality education is the gateway to better skills, better jobs and better lives.

Peter S. Goodman

Some Nations Prove They're Actually Not Failing Their Students

HuffingtonPost.com | Peter S. Goodman | Posted 01.24.2014 | World

Like children headed home with their report cards, the nations of the globe recently received grades on the educational achievement of their students ...

Jan Diehm

Surprising Test Results For Some Of The World's Richest Students

HuffingtonPost.com | Jan Diehm | Posted 01.24.2014 | World

The WorldPost has gotten the first look at the math scores of students at every socioeconomic decile from the 65 countries that participate in the Pro...

Preparing Our Children for the Global Economy

Marshall S. Berdan | Posted 03.25.2014 | Education
Marshall S. Berdan

Given the fact that a complete overhaul of the K-12 education system isn't likely, parents have no choice but to step in and assume the responsibility for raising their global children.

The Global Search for Education: The World Test?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 03.15.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"The more important questions that countries have to ask themselves are why they are comparing with one another and what they are doing with the find...

A Look Ahead at 2014 in Education Reform

Steve Nelson | Posted 03.05.2014 | Comedy
Steve Nelson

Governor Rick Perry misses the press conference. His staff reports that he was still trying to '...figure out what all these numbers mean' and that he hadn't been able to get his hair ready in time.

School-Business Collaboration as a Model for Supporting Public Education

Michael Haberman | Posted 02.22.2014 | Impact
Michael Haberman

As we come to the end of this whirlwind year in education reform, leading education blogger Alexander Russo recently summarized The Most Notable Educa...

Deconstructing PISA: Implications for Education Reform and Fighting Poverty

Elaine Weiss | Posted 02.16.2014 | Education
Elaine Weiss

Public investments in schools vary greatly across states, as do other policies that may boost or depress scores. This year, three states received individual PISA rankings -- as if they were independent countries. This can help us connect the dots between those disparities and scores.

5 Things You Can Do to Promote Literacy Over the Holidays

Zetta Elliott | Posted 02.14.2014 | Black Voices
Zetta Elliott

Here are five simple steps you can take to promote literacy in your home, in your community and around the world.

Anti-Union Front Group Attacks AFT

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 02.15.2014 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

Last week the Center for Union Facts (don't believe the name) sponsored a full-page ad in the Times attributing the "high school slip in global rankings" to a single issue: the failure of American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten to promote merit pay for teachers.

A New Majority for Our Schools, Our Solutions

Randi Weingarten | Posted 02.15.2014 | Education
Randi Weingarten

What if, instead of using international rankings to bash our students, schools and teachers, we learned from top-performing countries and applied their lessons for the benefit of all children?

Rich Man, Poor Man: Poverty, Then And Now

OECD | Posted 02.11.2014 | Impact
OECD

Should we try to end poverty? "Yes," you reply, and wonder why we'd even ask. People in earlier times would have been surprised, too. And for them, the answer would have been equally obvious -- "no."

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...

Stupid Is the New Black

Todd R. Miller | Posted 02.08.2014 | Education
Todd R. Miller

The 2012 Programme for International Student Assessment, or PISA, results are in, and there's some really good news for those that worry about the U.S. becoming a nation of brainy elitists.

PISA Is a Wake-up Call but to Whom and For What?

Stacie Nevadomski Berdan | Posted 02.05.2014 | Education
Stacie Nevadomski Berdan

The latest international test scores are in, and the United States hasn't made much progress on its mediocre results from 2010.

We Must Fight Poverty As We Fix Our Schools

Dan Montgomery | Posted 02.03.2014 | Education
Dan Montgomery

Today's headlines shouldn't focus just on test scores; they should tell the whole story. Our children are worth real solutions, not fly-by-night "reform" schemes.

Program for International Student Assessment (PISA)

Jacques Attali | Posted 02.02.2014 | World
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Jacques Attali

France's ranking in the latest set of results from the 2012 data collection (PISA 2012), which evaluates the knowledge and skills of the world's 15-year-olds, is more catastrophic than ever.

Reforming Education -- Where to Start?

Andreas Schleicher | Posted 01.28.2014 | HuffPost Home
Andreas Schleicher

When faced with challenging issues, we all know that a good way to compile a selection of possible solutions is to look around and see how others have...

STEM Sells: Getting the Female Perspective on Math

John K. Herr | Posted 01.27.2014 | Comedy
John K. Herr

Testing must be made relevant to the everyday lives of teen and 'tween girls. What are their actual dreams and aspirations? Let's take a cue from GoldieBlox and design math tests "from the female perspective."

What Teachers Know and How That Compares With College Graduates Around the World

Andreas Schleicher | Posted 01.25.2014 | Education
Andreas Schleicher

One of the most frequent claims I have heard from people trying to explain poor learning outcomes in their country is that their teachers come from the bottom third of their college graduates, while high-performing countries recruit their teachers from the top third.