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.
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January 12, 2017
March 31, 2016
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.
February 25, 2016
Marc Tucker interviews global education thought leader, futurist, and expert Charles Fadel on how to prepare today's students for the changes they'll face in tomorrow's world.
February 11, 2016
In the third part of a series, Marc Tucker explains how states can build instructional systems that rival those of top-performing countries and foster high achievement and equity for all students.
October 22, 2015
In a special guest blog post, Ron Wolk, founding editor of Education Week and Teacher Magazine, details his vision for the future of U.S. schools.
July 23, 2015
What's preventing U.S. states from investing in high quality instructional systems like the world's top performers? It could come down to dollars and cents.
June 25, 2015
In this final post in his series on annual accountability testing and students' civil rights, Marc Tucker turns his attention to the way this issue has divided the civil rights community and advocates for teachers and calls it destructive and unnecessary.
January 15, 2015
Gene Wilhoit, the former Executive Director of the Council of Chief State School Officers who led the effort to create the Common Core, explains that until we have a more powerful curriculum design and more deep professional exchange about content, pedagogy, and student work going on in our schools the Common Core will not be implemented as it should be.
December 04, 2014
An interview with Jim Pellegrino, Co-Director of the Learning Sciences Research Institute, Liberal Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor and Distinguished Professor of Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago, about the resources teachers will need to teach the Common Core effectively.
November 12, 2014
An interview with Catherine Snow of Harvard Graduate School of Education and Sue Pimentel of Student Achievement Partners on developing curriculum and professional development aligned to the Common Core.