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August 09, 2016

A Stunning Report From the National Conference of State Legislatures

A new report from a bipartisan group of state legislators shows how U.S. states can learn from the world's top performers and build an education system to compete with the very best.

March 31, 2016

Measuring the Immeasurable: The Schools We Want and the Problem of Assessment

Marc Tucker discusses a recent trip to several Hong Kong schools and how they showed what is possible for delivering a rich and empowering education.

January 21, 2016

Top Performers Offer U.S. Much More Effective Models of Teacher PD

NCEE's groundbreaking research on teacher professional learning was the topic of conversation recently among some of the leading voices in education, including Lily Eskelsen GarcĂ­a, Linda Darling-Hammond, and Joshua Starr.

November 19, 2015

The Iceberg Effect: A Reply to James Harvey and Charles Fowler

Marc Tucker responds to a recent criticism of international education comparisons.

September 18, 2014

To Diane Ravitch and Anthony Cody: Really?

Marc Tucker responds to Diane Ravitch and Anthony Cody and their critique of the report "Fixing Our National Accountability System."

August 13, 2014

Education Research: Reflections on the 'Gold Standard'

Continuing his series on education research, Marc Tucker argues that the United States should use industrial benchmarking to learn about the characteristics of effective education systems.

February 14, 2014

Pasi Sahlberg on Finland's Recent PISA Results

Marc Tucker interviews Pasi Sahlberg about Finland's fall in the rankings on the 2012 PISA.

January 30, 2014

Shanghai: Teacher Quality Strategies

A look at how Shanghai is able to both produce high quality beginning teachers at low cost and continuously improve the skills of teachers already in the workforce, leading not only to impressive performance on PISA but better student outcomes overall.

January 24, 2014

Tom Loveless on Hukou in China

Marc Tucker explains that while China's policies regarding migrant students are problematic, these are slowly being changed. In the meantime, Shanghai's education system still has much to teach the rest of the world.

January 10, 2014

PISA Denial: Another Flavor

Marc Tucker refutes critics of PISA who claim that we can ignore the poor performance of US students because the test doesn't measure the things that really matter.

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