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May 31, 2012

How Hong Kong Reformed Schools

Hong Kong has undergone extensive education reforms over the last twelve years. It has made access to education and 21st century skills a priority for all students.

May 16, 2012

Good Ideas Travel

I just returned from a globe-spanning trip, but I won't tell you about my travels. I want to tell you about how ideas travel. Good ideas about education and educational policy spread throughout the world, and have for a long time. In every country in the world, and in every city, the purpose of edu...

May 01, 2012

Preparing Youth for a Knowledge-Based World

Worldwide, education leaders are asking how to transform the process of teaching and learning to better equip students with the skills they will need in the 21st century economy.

April 10, 2012

Global Cities Education Network

A common trait high-performing school systems share is they systematically adapt and implement international best practices. No country or district can simply copy what another has done; new policies must fit within their own cultural and political contexts.

April 05, 2012

Failing: The Public Will for Equity in Education

We cannot sustain our standard of living, much less our security, if we don't somehow find a national will for excellence with equity and in great haste.

March 28, 2012

Worth Fighting For

The second International Summit on the Teaching Profession has come and gone. Here are some of the key lessons that emerged and their relevance to the United States.

March 22, 2012

Globally Minded Teaching

International best practices in education has grabbed the headlines. But what about the best practices in American education?

March 16, 2012

Education and the New Economy

I spoke with leaders from Hong Kong, Japan, and Shanghai about global economic recovery, and how education and human resource development are important factors to determine economic strength in the long run.

March 08, 2012

Five Lessons from the International Summit on the Teaching Profession

Countries around the globe are reforming national and regional education policies to increase access and raise student achievement, but no policies will succeed unless there is stronger capacity at the school level to raise the efficacy of teachers and to enhance teaching and learning.

February 29, 2012

Lessons from Asia: Support Teachers

What are the best ways to support teachers? The answer from some of the best school systems in the world, is to make wise investments in the profession.

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