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July 09, 2014

The Reading Wars Again (or Still)

How the reading strategy debate in New York City underscores the importance of developing highly competent teachers with good leadership skills.

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.

June 13, 2014

College: The Key to Prosperity - or Is It?

A look at Switzerland's vocational education system and what the United States could stand to learn from their success.

May 27, 2014

Unacceptable Options for Our Most Vulnerable Students

In order to meet the demands of our workforce, the United States must build a strong vocational education and training system and provide students who want to pursue this path with much stronger academic skills then they currently have now.

April 22, 2014

The Proposed Accountability Plan: A Commentary

A call for changing the culture of schools so that teachers are accountable to their professional colleagues and have more time during school hours to collaborate.

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.

November 15, 2013

Matching the Common Core to the Right Curriculum and Assessment

A Mississippi newspaper spotlights the National Center on Education and the Economy's high school reform program, Excellence for All.

October 31, 2013

Tales of the Common Core

Marc Tucker explains how America's decreasing academic expectations and grade inflation are posing serious challenges to implementing the Common Core.

October 03, 2013

Concerning Standards, Curriculum, and Assessment

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.

August 01, 2013

Dialogue With Dylan Wiliam on Teacher Quality: Part II

A guest post from Dylan Wiliam, Emeritus Professor of Educational Assessment at the University of London's Institute of Education, on how teacher expertise is developed.

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