Top-performing countries use U.S. research on the best ways to train and support elementary teachers. But American schools often don't use those best practices, finds a new study.
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February 10, 2016
A new international comparison offers lessons in how other countries are reducing the number of low-performing students in math, reading, and science.
January 04, 2016
How does the United States stand out in education among industrial countries when you take out the test scores?
November 24, 2015
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has just released its annual "Education at a Glance" report, an encyclopedic collection of education-related statistics across 46 countries, and the new numbers show the United States trailing the world in preschool education.
April 24, 2015
Americans are pretty happy, in comparison with the rest of the world, but a new international report suggests the United States needs to do more to support child mental health.
January 20, 2015
A new study suggests economic and social factors are "below the waterline" affecting higher-profile measures of student achievement internationally.
July 09, 2014
A majority of U.S. 15-year-olds can recognize a bill for services, but they struggle to understand most financial concepts, finds the first test of financial literacy in the Program of International Student Assessment.
April 22, 2014
A preliminary analysis suggests that U.S. parents help more with 4th grade homework even though their children get less of it.
April 01, 2014
U.S. students scored above average on the first PISA assessment of creative problem solving but still lagged behind top-performing nations.