Marc Tucker explains why US students have such poor writing skills and what we can do to change that.
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January 17, 2014
December 05, 2013
Marc Tucker explains how the results of the latest PISA assessment ought to inform America's education policy reform agenda: we should be basing it on the strategies employed by the top performing education systems in the world.
November 15, 2013
A Mississippi newspaper spotlights the National Center on Education and the Economy's high school reform program, Excellence for All.
October 31, 2013
Marc Tucker explains how America's decreasing academic expectations and grade inflation are posing serious challenges to implementing the Common Core.
October 03, 2013
An interview with Jim Pellegrino, Distinguished Professor of Cognitive Psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago, on what the common standards and assessments will mean without a prescribed curriculum.
September 16, 2013
Marc Tucker interviews Bob Linn, an expert on American testing, and Howard Everson, the Vice-President for Research at the College Board, on the country's current direction in standards and assessments.
August 09, 2013
Marc Tucker exposes faults in the argument that policymakers should abandon the common core assessments on the grounds that they are too expensive.
June 20, 2013
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.
May 18, 2013
Marc Tucker addresses recent backlash against the Common Core State Standards and explains why they will benefit disadvantaged students.
May 10, 2013
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.