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What Do a Musician, Actor, and Teacher All Have in Common? Guided Instruction

Detailed lesson guides are an effective way to approach instructional design and an empowering way to support teachers.

Lessons from Chile’s Transition to Free College

Supporters of free college proposals in the U.S. often look to Europe for case studies, but Chile may actually provide a better comparative study.

Emulating Germany’s Apprenticeship System Won’t Make America Great Again

Trump’s apprenticeship expansion will not substitute for our failing K-12 schooling system.

What International Test Scores Reveal About American Education

Rankings based on international assessments are simple to understand—but they can also mislead.

Three Thoughts on the Ugly New PISA Results

Everyone would be well-served if they spent less time claiming this or that test result proved that a grand federal agenda was the right one.

Will England Bring Back Selective Public High Schools?

Within weeks of becoming Prime Minister, Theresa May made clear that she wants more of them.

Behind the Headline: Americans Rank Last in Problem-Solving With Technology

A new report that looks at the skill of using technology to solve problems and evaluate information ranks American workers 18th out of 18 participating industrial countries.

Should Your Next-Door Neighbor Assess Your Daughter’s Reading Skills?

Citizen-led assessments can be a useful tool to address common obstacles to low demand for quality education in developing countries.

Finland Offers Lessons For Building Student, Teacher Agency

American schools don’t expect youth to be responsible for themselves or their learning. Finnish schools are different.

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