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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.

December 06, 2013

It's Not How Many Kids You Have, But How Well You Teach Them, Study Finds

Americans of every state and stripe are having fewer children, et a new international study suggests the trend may only improve the U.S. economy if the country also better educates the children we do have.

December 12, 2011

Researchers Probe 'Myths' Around Math Gender Gap

Comparisons of recent international test data undermine the evidence for several of the hypothesized causes of the math achievement gap between boys and girls, according to a new analysis in the Notices of the American Mathematical Society.

September 27, 2011

Study: Suburban Districts Falter in Global Competitiveness

A new report from the George W. Bush Institute finds suburban school districts are "mediocre" in comparison to international peers.

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