U.S. teachers and their students alike spend significantly more time at school than their peers internationally, according to the latest Education at a Glance compendium by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
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International benchmarking tests always make headlines, but reading between the lines would help education researchers and policymakers better use the tests to improve schools.
October 19, 2017
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September 12, 2017
Relatively speaking, U.S. teachers earn 60 cents for every dollar earned by other professionals with similar education levels. And that's the widest teacher-pay gap for any country in the OECD.
December 06, 2016
U.S. teenagers have flatlined in international assessments of science and reading, and declined in math.
November 30, 2016
Gender gaps are closing worldwide, but the devil is in the details for the United States.
November 29, 2016
The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study releases new results for 2015.
July 19, 2016
Top-performing countries use U.S. research on the best ways to train and support elementary teachers. But American schools often don't use those best practices, finds a new study.
February 10, 2016
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February 10, 2016
A new international comparison offers lessons in how other countries are reducing the number of low-performing students in math, reading, and science.