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May 17, 2018

The "Creative Destruction" of the American School Publishing Industry

Marc Tucker discusses the consolidation of the American textbook industry and its impact on the quality of the instructional materials publishers now produce.

January 18, 2018

Every Students Succeeds: A Strategy, Not a Slogan

While many students in the U.S. are entering school already years behind, Marc Tucker describes how education systems in other countries are providing the support students need to meet high standards from the start.

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.

September 27, 2017

Using the SAT as a High School Exit Exam? Not Such a Good Idea

Despite its use by a growing number of states and districts, Marc Tucker weighs in on why the SAT may not be the best measurement for college readiness.

July 13, 2017

For Applied Learning to Work, a National Effort Is Required

To effectively connect rigorous academic education with applied learning, Marc Tucker calls for a unified effort by states, the federal government and the nation's leading foundations.

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.

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.

February 25, 2016

Charles Fadel on What Students Need to Know and Be Able to Do

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

Building a Powerful State Instructional System for All Students

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

Ron Wolk's Vision for U.S. Schools

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.

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