A look at how Shanghai is able to both produce high quality beginning teachers at low cost and continuously improve the skills of teachers already in the workforce, leading not only to impressive performance on PISA but better student outcomes overall.
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January 30, 2014
January 17, 2014
Marc Tucker explains why US students have such poor writing skills and what we can do to change that.
December 13, 2013
Marc Tucker explains how fundamental changes in the way schools are managed could both attract better teachers and enable them to do their best work.
December 05, 2013
Marc Tucker explains how the results of the latest PISA assessment ought to inform America's education policy reform agenda: we should be basing it on the strategies employed by the top performing education systems in the world.
November 21, 2013
Marc Tucker argues that in order to greatly improve U.S. student achievement, we need to focus on developing the teachers we already have instead of driving them away with punitive accountability systems.
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.
July 26, 2013
The first in a two part series of discussions between Marc Tucker and Dylan Wiliam on what factors lead to improved teacher quality.
July 18, 2013
Marc Tucker discusses the role of teacher evaluations in an effective teacher quality management system.
June 28, 2013
An interview with Ben Jensen, School Education Program Director at the Grattan Institute in Australia, about Shanghai's professional development system for teachers.
May 10, 2013
Marc Tucker explains the findings of his organization's study on the English and mathematics requirements to be successful in the first year of community colleges.