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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.

July 23, 2015

Is There a Market in the United States for a Strong Instructional Core?

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

Civil Rights Advocates vs. Teacher Advocates: A Destructive and Unnecessary Conflict

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: Quality Curriculum is Key to Common Core Implementation

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

Jim Pellegrino on Common-Core Implementation

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

Interview With Two Contributors to the Common-Core Literacy Standards

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.

July 02, 2014

Accountability vs. What We Want for Our Children

Test-based accountability forces teachers to abandon their interest in helping students develop many of the qualities that will actually help them succeed in workplace and life.

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