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August 01, 2018

What Five American Teachers Learned From Germany's Education System

Five state teachers of the year visited a private school in Berlin, met German teachers, and toured a vocational training program. Here's what they learned.

June 11, 2018

What Other Countries Can Teach the U.S. About Teacher Professional Development

Countries that score highest on an international measure of student achievement tend to have these three things in common when it comes to professional development for teachers.

October 06, 2017

The Teacher of the Year Went to Ethiopia to Train Educators—and Learned a Lot

Sydney Chaffee, the 2017 National Teacher of the Year, went to the capital of Ethiopia for a week to deliver workshops to teachers and students. She ended up learning important lessons, too.

April 24, 2017

Here's What the U.S. Can Learn About Teaching Quality From Top Countries

Education researcher Linda Darling-Hammond's new book, Empowered Educators: How High-Performing Systems Shape Teaching Quality, studies how seven high-performing jurisdictions recruit, develop, and support high-quality teachers.

October 07, 2016

'Our Society Trusts in Our Teachers': a Conversation With Finland's Ed. Minister

Finland's teachers will have an active role in implementing the country's new national curriculum as the country continues to invest in teacher education, the Finnish Minister of Education said.

April 02, 2015

Project Asks Teachers to Help Create the 'World's Largest Lesson'

The Project Everyone initiative is asking teachers to submit lesson plans about the UN's Sustainable Development Goals in an effort to create the "World's Largest Lesson."

March 27, 2015

Finland to Reduce Role of Academic Subjects Through 'Phenomenon' Teaching

A set of reforms in Finland will require schools to implement extended "phenomenon-based" programs that focus on interdisciplinary lessons rather than traditional subject-area classes.

March 16, 2015

Nancie Atwell Wins $1 Million Teaching Prize

Nancie Atwell, a language arts teacher from Maine, has won the $1 million Global Teacher Prize, sponsored by the Varkey Foundation.

February 13, 2015

3 U.S. Teachers Named Finalists for $1 Million Prize

Three U.S. teachers are finalists for the Global Teacher Prize, which recognizes outstanding educators and comes with a $1 million award.

January 05, 2015

In South Korea, Celebrity Teachers Pulling in Millions

In South Korea, celebrity teachers make millions off of online "cram schools" geared toward students in the country's successful but stressful educational system.

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