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July 28, 2016

Educational Insights From Shanghai

A group from the National Center on Education and the Economy recently returned from a benchmarking trip to Shanghai and came away with fresh insights into the world-leading system.

July 07, 2016

Looking for a Good Education Planning Model? Consider Shanghai's

Marc Tucker gives an inside look at how Shanghai developed an education reform agenda that was inclusive, thoughtful and effective.

January 21, 2016

Top Performers Offer U.S. Much More Effective Models of Teacher PD

NCEE's groundbreaking research on teacher professional learning was the topic of conversation recently among some of the leading voices in education, including Lily Eskelsen GarcĂ­a, Linda Darling-Hammond, and Joshua Starr.

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.

November 21, 2013

Tom Friedman's Right: There Is No Shanghai Secret

Marc Tucker argues that in order to greatly improve U.S. student achievement, we need to focus on developing the teachers we already have instead of driving them away with punitive accountability systems.

June 28, 2013

Teacher Professional Development in Shanghai

An interview with Ben Jensen, School Education Program Director at the Grattan Institute in Australia, about Shanghai's professional development system for teachers.

March 19, 2012

On Borrowing Best Practices and Even Better Policies

Marc Tucker reports from the Second International Summit on the Teaching Profession in New York City.

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