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April 04, 2013

David Kirp on Education Reform

Marc Tucker finds parallels between the education reform strategies used in the U.S. school districts featured in David Kirp's new book, "Improbable Scholars", and the strategies used in the top-performing education systems. He also explains why American education policy is at war with itself.

October 22, 2012

On Time

Good teaching is not just about conveying the material well, but about helping students make that connection to something they think they can be good at, something they really want to work hard at, something they want to put the time into.

September 18, 2012

Chicago Teachers' Strike: Part II

David Brooks is, in my view, one of the most thoughtful and well-informed columnists writing today.  So I was delighted to see that he had written a piece on the Chicago teachers' strike.  Delighted, that is, until I saw what had written.In his column, Brooks makes a sharp distinction betw...

August 09, 2012

Instructional Technology: Villain of the Piece—Or Savior?

Marc Tucker discusses various digital learning tools and their potential to advance student performance.

July 19, 2012

Manufacturing Jobs: What Will It Really Take to Bring Them Back?

Marc Tucker explains why the low-skill, high-pay jobs that the United States has lost are not coming back and how major education reform is needed in order to educate workers for the manufacturing jobs that will be available.

May 15, 2012

Implementing the Common Core State Standards

Marc Tucker takes a look at new research arguing that the Common Core K-8 standards in mathematics are comparable to those used by the world's top-performing countries.

March 19, 2012

On Borrowing Best Practices and Even Better Policies

Marc Tucker reports from the Second International Summit on the Teaching Profession in New York City.

February 22, 2012

How the Brown Center Report Got it Wrong: No Relationship Between Academic Standards and Student Performance?

Marc Tucker reviews the latest report from the Brown Center on Education Policy at the Brookings Institution

February 14, 2012

An Education Agenda for the Next President

Marc Tucker proposes an education agenda for the next president.

February 07, 2012

Resilience and the Disadvantaged Student

Marc Tucker examines the OECD data on disadvantaged students who succeed in school.

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