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June 03, 2018

The Gates Foundation's Education Plans Go International

The foundation wants to help schools in developing countries have access to "better information, evidence, tools, and approaches to improve teaching and learning."

March 22, 2017

Exchange Students View U.S. Schools as 'Easier' Than Those Abroad

According to new survey results, not much has changed over the last 15 years in how foreign exchange students perceive U.S. high schools.

December 07, 2016

PISA: U.S. Students Interested in STEM, but Scores Are Stagnant

American students' scores in math and reading on the Program for International Assessment have not improved since 2009, and math scores have gone down.

October 11, 2016

Math Students From High-Performing Countries Memorize Less, PISA Shows

Students in the highest-performing countries for mathematics are less reliant on memorization strategies than their peers in lower performing-countries, according to a new analysis of international assessment data.

October 06, 2016

Finland's Education Minister Discusses New National Curriculum and PISA Scores

Finland is rolling out a new national curriculum this fall that focuses on multi-disciplinary learning. Education Week sat down with the Finnish Minister of Education to discuss the roll-out, an investment in teacher education, and the upcoming PISA scores.

August 10, 2016

Social Media Use Linked to Low Math, Reading, Science Performance

Fifteen-year-olds who play online video games score above average in math, reading, and science, while those who engage in social networking tend to score below average, according to an analysis of international assessment data.

July 26, 2016

U.S. Teachers Score Below Average on Numeracy Skills

Researchers find that U.S. teachers perform about as well as other American college graduates in literacy skills, but lag both fellow college-educated Americans and their international peers in math skills.

July 18, 2016

U.S. Wins International Math Olympiad for Second Year in a Row

After a 21 year drought, the United States has now won the prestigious international high school math competition for two years running.

March 29, 2016

Romanian Soccer Team Replaces Jersey Numbers With Math Problems

In an effort to get kids excited about math, the Romanian men's soccer team recently swapped the numbers on players' training jerseys for math equations.

February 11, 2016

What We Know About Struggling Math Students, According to PISA Results

The latest data-heavy report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development is turning up some interesting and sometimes counterintuitive details on just who is likely to struggle the most on international benchmarking tests in mathematics.

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