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December 05, 2013

The Meaning of PISA

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

Tom Friedman's Right: There Is No Shanghai Secret

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.

September 23, 2013

The Race Between Education and Technology—Revisited

Marc Tucker reflects on why our increasing access to education has decreased while the amount of money we pour into schools and colleges has only increased.

September 06, 2013

David Driscoll: Implementing the Common Core and the Consortia's Tests

Marc Tucker interviews David Driscoll,former commissioner of education for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, on the nation's current struggles with standards, exams and accountability.

August 01, 2013

Dialogue With Dylan Wiliam on Teacher Quality: Part II

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

Dialogue With Dylan Wiliam on Teacher Quality: Part I

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

True or False: Teacher Evaluations Improve Accountability, Raise Achievement

Marc Tucker discusses the role of teacher evaluations in an effective teacher quality management system.

June 28, 2013

Teacher Professional Development in Shanghai

An interview with Ben Jensen, School Education Program Director at the Grattan Institute in Australia, about Shanghai's professional development system for teachers.

May 18, 2013

The Common Core and Disadvantaged Students

Marc Tucker addresses recent backlash against the Common Core State Standards and explains why they will benefit disadvantaged students.

May 10, 2013

What Does it Really Mean to be College and Work Ready?

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.

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