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The Global Search for Education: What Israel Did

C. M. Rubin | Posted 02.16.2014 | 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...

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...

Math in the People's Republic of Massachusetts (and in the Country of California)

Alan Singer | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics
Alan Singer

We need to have more teachers like Jaime Escalante teaching children how to balance equations by "filling the hole," but the best way to improve math performance is to address poverty in the United States.

If Massachusetts was a Country

Alan Singer | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics
Alan Singer

It appears that in Massachusetts, educational reform does not mean vouchers for private schools, closing poorly performing schools, eliminating tenure for teachers, merit pay, and replacing public schools with privately operated charters.

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.

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...

TIMSS, Time Travel and the State of STEM

Linda Rosen | Posted 02.12.2013 | Education
Linda Rosen

I woke up to Tuesday morning's TIMSS 2011 results with an acute sense of déjà vu. There are some things that haven't changed very much since SIMS: expectations of students are still too low; time in class is often not used very effectively; teaching is not yet viewed as a prestigious profession.

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...

The Global Search for Education: In Search of Professionals - Singapore

C. M. Rubin | Posted 07.21.2012 | Education
C. M. Rubin

How does Singapore view the importance of a world-class teaching profession? How has its government responded? What progress has been made to date? What are Singapore's next steps to advance the teaching profession in the 21st century?

PISA Test Doomsayers May Have It Wrong

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Dr. Jim Taylor

Societal and economic factors have an immense impact on the over-all quality of our public education system and the test results that are used in international comparisons.

One Scattered Nation: A Pathway To Common Standards

Marc Lampkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marc Lampkin

America needs a national effort to raise education standards in every state. Not dictate what should be done in the classroom -- but states are not, competing individually in the global economy.