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July 19, 2016

Top-Performing Countries Give Teachers Deeper Training in Elementary Content

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.

February 10, 2016

Five Surprising Details About Students Who Struggle on International Math Tests

What do math anxiety, art class, and homework loads tell us about who is likely to struggle the most on international benchmarking tests?

February 10, 2016

OECD: U.S. Efforts Haven't Helped Low Performers on Global Math, Reading Tests

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

Five Ways U.S. Education Differs From Other G-20 Countries

How does the United States stand out in education among industrial countries when you take out the test scores?

November 24, 2015

International Survey Finds U.S. Lagging in Early-Childhood Education

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

Child Mental Health Affects World 'Happiness' Ratings

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

Broader Picture of International Education Progress Unveiled in Study

A new study suggests economic and social factors are "below the waterline" affecting higher-profile measures of student achievement internationally.

July 09, 2014

U.S. Teenagers Really Don't Know the Value of a Dollar, Global Test Shows

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

U.S. 4th Graders Get More Help With Less Homework, Study Finds

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 Score Above Average on First PISA Problem-Solving Exam

U.S. students scored above average on the first PISA assessment of creative problem solving but still lagged behind top-performing nations.

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