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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.

December 26, 2013

Response to the Brookings Institution Attack on PISA

Marc Tucker and Andreas Schleicher respond to charges from Tom Loveless that the PISA results for Shanghai are suspect.

December 13, 2013

PISA On the Teacher as Professional

Marc Tucker explains how fundamental changes in the way schools are managed could both attract better teachers and enable them to do their best work.

December 05, 2013

The Meaning of PISA

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.

October 25, 2013

NAEP-TIMSS Linking Study: How Well Are We Really Doing?

Marc Tucker questions the results from a recent NCES study linking NAEP and TIMSS scores.

October 22, 2012

On Time

Good teaching is not just about conveying the material well, but about helping students make that connection to something they think they can be good at, something they really want to work hard at, something they want to put the time into.

June 19, 2012

STEM: Why It Makes No Sense

Marc Tucker argues that in order to increase student skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, the United States will have to abandon STEM programs.

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