Education in the U.S. doesn't need more disruption by the "free market", argues Marc Tucker. It needs to learn from the world's top performers about how to effectively leverage education research for improvement in the classroom.


PISA's collection of background data provides policymakers critical insights beyond just student performance. Marc Tucker makes the case that NAEP should collect similar information.


Marc Tucker weighs in on what the spread of Saudi Arabia's Wahhabi schools could mean for the United States.


Marc Tucker reflects on the Thanksgiving season and its meaning in today's world.


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.


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


Marc Tucker discusses the work of the Maryland Commission on Excellence and Innovation in Education, with support from NCEE, to update the state's school funding formula and to develop policies and practices to match the performance of the world's top-performing education systems.


Given the recent debate around charters certifying their own teachers, Marc Tucker weighs in and calls for high professional standards for all teachers regardless of school type.


With the release of NCEE's new report, Preparing to Lead: Lessons in Principal Development from High-Performing Education Systems, Marc Tucker discusses how top-performing countries are selecting, developing and supporting school leaders.


Marc Tucker responds to critics of his argument that the U.S. has been sleepwalking in its approach to improving education compared to other countries.


The opinions expressed in Top Performers are strictly those of the author(s) and do not reflect the opinions or endorsement of Editorial Projects in Education, or any of its publications.

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