Marc Tucker argues that we need effective governance systems in order to build a world-class education system.

An interview with Ben Jensen, School Education Program Director at the Grattan Institute in Australia, about Shanghai's professional development system for teachers.

A guest post by Tina Isaacs, a member of the faculty at the Institute of Education at the University of London, on the major curriculum reform currently underway in England.

Responding to a comment on his blog, Marc Tucker explains how the findings of NCEE's recent report, "What Does It Really Mean to be College and Work Ready? The Mathematics Required of First Year Community College Students", relate to the common core state standards.

Marc Tucker interviews Kai-ming Cheng, Professor and Chair of Education and Senior Advisor to the Vice-Chancellor at the University of Hong Kong in Hong Kong, China.

Marc Tucker provides some recommendations for improving the U.S. system of education governance.

Marc Tucker argues that the country is very unlikely to match the performance of the top-performing countries without major changes to its system of education governance.

Marc Tucker addresses recent backlash against the Common Core State Standards and explains why they will benefit disadvantaged students.

Marc Tucker explains the findings of his organization's study on the English and mathematics requirements to be successful in the first year of community colleges.

Marc Tucker recaps a recent meeting with Chinese education officials where he learned more about the country's efforts to make teaching an attractive profession to promising high school graduates.

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