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July 13, 2017

For Applied Learning to Work, a National Effort Is Required

To effectively connect rigorous academic education with applied learning, Marc Tucker calls for a unified effort by states, the federal government and the nation's leading foundations.

July 05, 2017

Getting Social and Emotional Learning Right

Marc Tucker weighs in on the debate around social and emotional learning including a recent critique by Checker Finn.

December 29, 2016

Education in 2016 Through the 'Top Performers' Lens

Marc Tucker's most-read blog posts in 2016.

October 20, 2016

'Skunk Works' for the Schools: A Technology-Enabled Vision

In a follow-up to last week's piece, Marc Tucker dives deeper into the changes needed in the U.S. education system for ed tech to deliver on its promises.

October 13, 2016

Why Has Ed Tech Made So Little Difference?

Marc Tucker explores why educational technology has failed to deliver on its promises of raising student achievement.

September 29, 2016

The Case for Building 21st Century Skills Outside the Schoolhouse

While in Israel for meetings on the future of education, Marc Tucker asks if we must look beyond the school setting to fully develop 21st century skills in our students.

July 20, 2016

How Elementary Teachers Master Their Subjects in Top-Performing Countries

Marc Tucker discusses the Center on International Education Benchmarking's new report, "Not So Elementary: Primary School Teacher Quality in Top-Performing Systems".

June 29, 2016

Preparing Students for the Gig Economy, Automation, and Uncertainty

If you could design an education system for an entire state or nation, what would it look like? Marc Tucker details some important considerations for building an education system to prepare students for a changing global economy.

May 12, 2016

Let's Get Serious About Career and Technical Education

In the second part of a series on career and technical education, Marc Tucker argues that CTE should be both academically demanding and result in a meaningful credential for graduates.

April 28, 2016

The Wisdom of Old Books

Marc Tucker shares and discusses some of the books that have over the decades informed, shaped, challenged and broadened his thinking on education.

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