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.
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January 10, 2014
November 13, 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 01, 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.
July 31, 2013
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.
June 19, 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.
June 14, 2013
Responding to a comment on his blog, Marc Tucker explains how the findings of NCEE's recent report, "What Does It Really Mean to be College and Work Ready? The Mathematics Required of First Year Community College Students", relate to the common core state standards.
June 06, 2013
Marc Tucker interviews Kai-ming Cheng, Professor and Chair of Education and Senior Advisor to the Vice-Chancellor at the University of Hong Kong in Hong Kong, China.
May 31, 2013
Marc Tucker provides some recommendations for improving the U.S. system of education governance.
May 18, 2013
Marc Tucker addresses recent backlash against the Common Core State Standards and explains why they will benefit disadvantaged students.