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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.

March 31, 2016

Measuring the Immeasurable: The Schools We Want and the Problem of Assessment

Marc Tucker discusses a recent trip to several Hong Kong schools and how they showed what is possible for delivering a rich and empowering education.

February 25, 2016

Charles Fadel on What Students Need to Know and Be Able to Do

Marc Tucker interviews global education thought leader, futurist, and expert Charles Fadel on how to prepare today's students for the changes they'll face in tomorrow's world.

October 22, 2015

Ron Wolk's Vision for U.S. Schools

In a special guest blog post, Ron Wolk, founding editor of Education Week and Teacher Magazine, details his vision for the future of U.S. schools.

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