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November 15, 2017

Educating for a Digital Future: Thoughts on Curriculum

Marc Tucker shares his ideas on what knowledge and experiences young people might need in order to cope with the rise of artificial intelligence technologies described in his blog from last week.

November 09, 2017

Educating for a Digital Future: The Challenge

With the rise of artificial intelligence technologies, Marc Tucker discusses the implications for education and learning.

July 20, 2017

The False Choice Between Vocational and Academic Education

Marc Tucker challenges the notion that policy makers must choose between a strong academic education and vocational education.

July 05, 2017

Getting Social and Emotional Learning Right

Marc Tucker weighs in on the debate around social and emotional learning including a recent critique by Checker Finn.

June 30, 2017

21st-Century Skills: The Asian Version

Marc Tucker reflects on a new report from Asia Society on how East Asian education systems are equipping their students with the skills and competencies needed to compete in the 21st century.

April 20, 2017

How the Mind Works: Reflections Prompted by Steven Pinker

Marc Tucker asks some tough questions about the rise of intelligent machines and the impact it will have on the future of education, work and life in general.

March 09, 2017

Decision Memo to State Leaders: How to (or Not to) Compete in the Global Economy

Marc Tucker presents a simple choice for governors—pursue an education and economic agenda centered on building a highly skilled workforce or allow your state to slip further behind in the global economy.

February 23, 2017

The Global Search for Education: A Conversation With Cathy (C.M.) Rubin

Cathy (C.M.) Rubin and Marc Tucker engage in a wide-ranging discussion on the skills our students need to compete in today's globalized economy.

January 12, 2017

Our Students Can't Write Very Well—It's No Mystery Why

Why are most U.S. students weak writers? Marc Tucker argues that it's because our education system doesn't emphasize writing and that's a big problem in the 21st century economy.

October 20, 2016

'Skunk Works' for the Schools: A Technology-Enabled Vision

In a follow-up to last week's piece, Marc Tucker dives deeper into the changes needed in the U.S. education system for ed tech to deliver on its promises.

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