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May 30, 2018

Most Students Aren't on Grade Level, Here's What to Do About It

With more than 6 in 10 students not performing on grade-level in U.S. schools, Marc Tucker looks at how we build an education system that actually leaves no student behind.

April 18, 2018

Learning From the Nursing Profession in the New Teacher Strike Era

As teacher strikes sweep the nation, Marc Tucker compares the trajectory of teaching to that of the nursing profession, one of high standards of entry and rigorous preparation.

April 05, 2018

I'm Back! Reflections on My Detour

Having spent five weeks recovering from a bad spinal injury, Marc Tucker reflects on what it would be like if youth in our most challenged schools received the same level of care and coordination that a trauma patient receives in a leading hospital.

December 28, 2017

Education in 2017 Through the 'Top Performers' Lens

Marc Tucker's most-read blog posts in 2017.

October 24, 2017

Charters Licensing Their Own Teachers: A Symptom of Failure, Not a Cure

Given the recent debate around charters certifying their own teachers, Marc Tucker weighs in and calls for high professional standards for all teachers regardless of school type.

October 12, 2017

Has the United States Been 'Sleepwalking Through History' or Not?

Marc Tucker responds to critics of his argument that the U.S. has been sleepwalking in its approach to improving education compared to other countries.

September 14, 2017

Teachers' Pay: What On Earth Are We Thinking?

With the U.S. facing the largest pay gap between teachers and similar professionals of any country surveyed by the OECD, Marc Tucker asks when we will finally address the embarrassingly obvious.

June 09, 2017

Ed. Leaders Convene to Discuss How to Empower U.S. Educators

At a national meeting in Washington, D.C., education leaders from across the country and around the world discussed the implications of the new study from NCEE's Center on International Education Benchmarking, Empowered Educators.

June 01, 2017

A Response to Checker Finn on Empowered Educators

Marc Tucker responds to Checker Finn's recent critique of the new international teacher quality study from NCEE and Linda Darling-Hammond, Empowered Educators.

April 27, 2017

What American Education Can Learn from Top Performers on Teacher Quality

Marc Tucker discusses the release of Linda Darling-Hammond's NCEE-supported international comparative study of teaching quality systems, Empowered Educators.

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