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Cuban Schools: Too Good to Be True

What explains claims of Castro’s educational excellence? Almost certainly, cheating on the tests.

Cuban Schools: Too Good to Be True (Unabridged)

What explains claims of Castro’s educational excellence? Almost certainly, cheating on the tests.

Rising Expectations in Brazil and Chile

Reforms lift student performance but middle-class families want more

Is the U.S. Catching Up?

International and state trends in student achievement

What We’re Watching: Does it Matter That the U.S. is Not Catching Up?

Paul Peterson and Eric Hanushek discuss their new report, which finds that the gains made by students in the U. S. are only middling compared to the gains being made by students in other countries.

When the Best is Mediocre

Developed countries far outperform our most affluent suburbs

What We’re Watching: The Other Achievement Gap

Are America's highest achieving students being left behind? Watch the Thomas B. Fordham Institute's webinar "The Other Achievement Gap"

Top U.S. School Districts Trail the Global Competition

Jay Greene discusses his Global Report Card, which reveals that even the most elite suburban U.S. school districts produce results that are mediocre when compared to those of international peers

Students in Affluent School Districts Post Mediocre Results

Podcast: Jay Greene discusses his new study, which examines student achievement in virtually every school district in the United States and compares the performance of U.S. districts with the performance of students in 25 developed countries.

Teaching Math to the Talented

Which countries—and states—are producing high-achieving students?

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