Americans are no good at math, but the common core will help only if teachers receive better professional development, according to a recent piece published in The New York Times.
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July 21, 2014
The U.S. ranked near the bottom in an exhaustive international comparison of educational innovation, but received high grades for use of assessments and parent engagement.
December 13, 2013
In the United States, there was no statistical difference between boys' and girls' scores in either math or science on the 2012 PISA test.
December 06, 2013
How do you capture the life of a liberation leader, political prisoner, and president who helped end a nation's system of racial oppression? How do you convey his place in history for students?
December 03, 2013
The PISA results, released today, are both widely publicized and quite complicated. Here are some tips for understanding the data.
December 12, 2012
Iran, Portugal, and Singapore have seen their 4th grade science scores skyrocket since 1995, while U.S. scores have been flat. Other nations have declined.
April 21, 2011
The Harvard blog will include writings from a variety of experts, and build toward a May 19-20 meeting on global education.
February 23, 2011
The new PISA exam will focus on such matters as planning and managing financies, dealing with credit cards, and consumer rights.
December 08, 2010
The series highlights the policies and practices of education systems that have shown strong performance or gains on the international assessment.
December 01, 2010
Expect lots of analysis, and probably plenty of handwringing, after the international test results are issued next week.