High achievement in reading, writing, mathematics, science and problem solving is essential. But our goals for educating young people should include much, much more than just raising test scores in these areas.
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April 30, 2015
April 16, 2015
The United States once led the world in educational attainment, but that is no longer the case. So, how did we get here?
September 04, 2014
The Concord Review, a journal of high school student history essays, makes a powerful argument for using student work in explaining academic standards.
July 09, 2014
How the reading strategy debate in New York City underscores the importance of developing highly competent teachers with good leadership skills.
July 02, 2014
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
A look at Switzerland's vocational education system and what the United States could stand to learn from their success.
May 27, 2014
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
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
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
A Mississippi newspaper spotlights the National Center on Education and the Economy's high school reform program, Excellence for All.