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September 29, 2020

Pre-COVID Learning Inequities Were Already Large Around the World

A new international benchmarking highlights gaps in training for digital learning and other supports that could deepen the challenge for low-income schools during the pandemic.

June 22, 2020

Part of Global Trend, 1 in 3 U.S. High Schoolers Felt Disconnected From School Before Pandemic

UNESCO's annual report on global education progress finds countries need to make more effort to include marginalized students, particularly in the United States.

April 08, 2020

Coronavirus School Closures: What U.S. Schools Can Learn From Other Countries

A new study by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development finds key differences in how 89 countries are trying to support students in the face of disruptions from the novel coronavirus.

September 10, 2019

U.S. Students and Teachers Top Global Peers for Time Spent in School in OECD Study

U.S. teachers and their students alike spend significantly more time at school than their peers internationally, according to the latest Education at a Glance compendium by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

April 06, 2018

Three Better Ways to Use Global Tests

International benchmarking tests always make headlines, but reading between the lines would help education researchers and policymakers better use the tests to improve schools.

October 19, 2017

Principal-Training Secrets Shared by the World's Top School Systems

The school systems that perform the best on international tests have something in common: they take a systemic approach to recruiting, training, and deploying school leaders, according to a new report.

September 12, 2017

Teachers' Pay Lags Furthest Behind Other Professionals in U.S., Study Finds

Relatively speaking, U.S. teachers earn 60 cents for every dollar earned by other professionals with similar education levels. And that's the widest teacher-pay gap for any country in the OECD.

December 06, 2016

U.S. Treads Water in PISA Results for Science, Math, Reading

U.S. teenagers have flatlined in international assessments of science and reading, and declined in math.

November 30, 2016

TIMSS: A Closer Look at Gender Gaps in Math and Science

Gender gaps are closing worldwide, but the devil is in the details for the United States.

November 29, 2016

International Tests Show Rising, But Mixed, Math and Science Performance

The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study releases new results for 2015.

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