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November 26, 2014

Business Involvement in Education: 'Show Up or Shut Up'

Workforce development, the skills gap, talent pipeline--these are all current buzzwords in U.S. education. But how are these challenges being tackled around the world?

November 18, 2014

Succeeding Through International Education and Engagement

This week is International Education Week and we want to honor it by taking a look at what is happening nationally.

November 16, 2014

The Internationalization of Teacher Preparation Abroad

A look at how internationalization of teacher education plays out abroad.

June 12, 2014

Effective Professional Learning: 10 Strategies

We share ten strategies to help districts create an effective system of professional learning for teachers.

June 05, 2014

Professional Learning Takes Time

Seven teacher leaders have co-authored a new report entitled "A Global Network of Teachers and Their Professional Learning Systems." Representing Seattle, Toronto, Denver, Shanghai, Singapore, and Lexington, they offer recommendations for how school systems can better structure and support professional learning for teachers.

May 23, 2014

Great Teachers in the U.S. and China: What Do They Do?

As cultural comparisons among educational systems have taken center stage in the media and educational research, a fundamental question can be asked: What distinguishes quality educational systems across the world? This post looks at the similarities and differences in the beliefs and practices of national award-winning teachers in the United States and China.

May 16, 2014

Don't Believe These Five Myths About China

Kevin Rudd, senior fellow at Harvard's Kennedy School and former prime minister of Australia, on the danger of mutual misperceptions between powers such as China and the United States. Rudd cautioned against five commonly held myths about China, including the difficulty of learning Chinese.

April 15, 2014

Arne Duncan on the International Summit on the Teaching Profession

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan shares his report from the 4th International Summit on the Teaching Profession.

April 09, 2014

Excellence and Equity: Policy Lessons From Around the World

The theme of this year's International Summit on the Teaching Profession was "Excellence, Equity, and Inclusiveness" and addressed some high-priority questions for the participating countries including how can high-quality teachers be attracted to schools with the greatest needs? And what are the levers for improving equity in increasingly devolved education systems?

April 03, 2014

Lessons From Shanghai's Professional Learning System

Shanghai approached teacher professional development by building on tradition and adapting what they saw as the best ideas from other countries, including England, Finland, and the United States. Learn more.

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