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April 30, 2015

How Should We Gauge Student Success? The Accountability Dilemma

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.

April 16, 2015

Are We Just Fooling Ourselves? Is American Education a Colossal Failure?

The United States once led the world in educational attainment, but that is no longer the case. So, how did we get here?

July 22, 2014

In 25 Years, U.S. Children Make Fragile Progress, Kids Count Analysis Finds

Economic instability and racial disparities threaten American children's educational and health progress, according to a new study.

May 08, 2014

Study Says Echoes of Single Moms' Job Losses Can Linger in Children's Lives

When a single mother loses her job, her children may suffer long-term educational and psychological consequences, a new study suggests.

April 24, 2014

Analysis Pokes Holes in Asian-American 'Model Minority' Stereotype

An analysis of Census data finds that Asian-Americans with the same level of education as whites generally earn less money.

January 30, 2014

Shanghai: Teacher Quality Strategies

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.

December 19, 2013

Why Has US Education Performance Flatlined?

Marc Tucker explains why American education flatlined in the 1970s while our international competitors continued to improve and now surpass us.

December 18, 2012

Child Well-Being Up in Spite of Greater Poverty, Index Shows

The Foundation for Child Development's 2012 child well-being index finds rising parent and child engagement and more responsible children, even amid harsher family economic situations.

August 02, 2012

Higher Education All Over Again

Marc Tucker reacts to a recently released report, from the Senate HELP Committee, on the troubling realities of for-profit schools.

January 26, 2012

The Death of Vocational Education and the Demise of the American Middle Class

Marc Tucker writes about the death of vocational education and the demise of the American Middle Class.

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