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Lessons from abroad: If Republicans controlled U.S. education policy? Australia offers a sneak peek

What would happen if conservative ideas for improving education were given free reign in the United States? If Republicans take over the Senate and then the White House, a possibility, Americans might find out in the near future. Australia, similar in many ways to the U.S., provides a glimpse of what a transfer of power […]

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Lessons from Abroad: Singapore’s secrets to training world-class teachers

Singapore has been a hot topic in education circles ever since it began to appear near the top of the pack of international assessments in math and science in the mid-90s. The country has been held up as an example of a place where education is being done right: Singapore’s standards were higher and better […]

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Iowa looks abroad for lessons on education reform

Iowa has surprisingly global ambitions to improve its education system. That’s why I found myself moderating sessions at the Iowa Teacher and Principal Leadership Symposium with titles such as “Better Than We Used to Do is Not Good Enough” and “Leadership Lessons From Around the Globe” before a sold-out crowd at Drake University in Des […]

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OPINION: How overseas work with refugees can inform emergency education measures in the U.S. during coronavirus

With almost every child across the United States out of school due to the coronavirus, schools are shifting their thinking from stop-gap measures to the future of learning. The current scale of school disruptions, both nationally and globally, is unprecedented, yet the nature of them is not. Lessons learned from working with displaced refugees and […]

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Everyone aspires to be Finland, but this country beats them in two out of three subjects

International test results released December 6 showed continued success for the small Baltic nation of Estonia. Despite being largely overlooked by educators and policy makers around the globe, Estonia ranked in the top 10 in all three subjects – math, reading and science – on the newest iteration of the Programme for International Student Assessment, […]