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Teacher-school match: Education needs long relationships, not ‘one-night stands’

Teacher preparation programs should see themselves as matchmakers. We match professionals with schools and students who’ll hopefully consider their arranged partnership happy, healthy and productive. Communities benefit when new teachers…

In Bihar, hope—and some progress—despite the education system’s many problems

On a 2011 reporting trip to visit schools in Bihar, India’s poorest state, one scene in particular stuck in my mind. After a touring a slum neighborhood on the outskirts…

The year in education—a look back at 2012

In 2012, new teacher-evaluation systems and merit pay spread across the country. Technology continued to transform classrooms, and presidential candidates made education an unexpected focus on the campaign trail.…

Q&A with Andrzej Mania: A nation’s university system seeks to transform itself

Andrzej Mania is vice-rector for educational affairs at Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland. He has served two terms as a member of Poland’s State Accreditation Committee for higher…

As its universities turn out engineering grads, Poland attracts U.S. tech giants

WARSAW, Poland — Foreign companies flock to invest. Its balance sheet is the envy of Europe. Top university programs crank out graduates whom everyone wants to hire. Such is…

Survey: U.S. higher education must change to remain globally competitive

Nearly half of all Americans have a dim view of the quality of U.S. higher education, and most think it’s not only too expensive but also only a fair or…

Q&A with Sergei Ignatov: How are Bulgarian universities trying to move past Soviet-style teaching?

Sergei Ignatov was appointed Minister of Education, Youth and Science for the Republic of Bulgaria in November 2009. He previously served as deputy education minister, president of New Bulgarian University…

Bulgaria pioneers new approach to ranking universities

SOFIA, Bulgaria — Petar Stanchev is the kind of student Bulgaria needs to keep. Last year, according to the country’s Association of Private Universities, more than half of its…

How does South Korea outpace the U.S. in engineering degrees?

DAEJON, South Korea—Any eighth-grader who wonders if anyone actually uses algebra should ask Hyungtae Lee, an electrical engineer who writes algorithms to build computers with the power of human sight.…

U.S. to fall short of 2025 college grads goal—by 24 million degrees

Despite persistent appeals from policymakers and politicians to increase the number of college graduates in the United States, a new report projects a shortfall of nearly 24 million degree-holders…

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