Imagining Successful Schools
Imagining Successful Schools
New York Times columnist Joe Nocera talks with NCEE President Marc Tucker about his vision for a new school accountability system: "The main thing that works is treating teaching as a profession, and teachers as professionals. That means that teachers are as well paid as other professionals, that they have a career ladder, that they go to elite schools where they learn their craft, and that they are among the top quartile of college graduates instead of the bottom quartile." Click here to read the full column.
Imagining Successful Schools
Report: Fixing Our National Accountability System
Report: Fixing Our National Accountability System
In this new report, Marc Tucker, NCEE’s President, calls for replacing the current system of test-based accountability with a system much more likely to result in improvements in student performance. Tucker points out that the current system has not only failed to improve the performance of the at-risk students it was designed to help, but has alienated the best of our current teachers and created an environment in which able young people choosing careers are less likely to choose teaching. Click to read more and download the report.
Report: Fixing Our National Accountability System
Education Research Comes Up Short
Education Research Comes Up Short

On Education Research

In an ongoing blog series, Marc Tucker argues that American education researchers should consider system designs and the practice of industrial benchmarking. He also recommends training U.S. teachers to be skilled researchers in the classroom. Click here to read the posts.
Education Research Comes Up Short
Marc Tucker Receives the 2014 ECS James Bryant Conant Award
Marc Tucker Receives the 2014 ECS James Bryant Conant Award

Marc Tucker Receives the 2014 ECS James Bryant Conant Award

The Education Commission of the States has awarded Marc Tucker the 2014 James Bryant Conant Award, one of the most prestigious honors in the education community. The Conant Award, named for the co-founder of ECS and former president of Harvard University, recognizes outstanding individual contributions to American education. Tucker joins an esteemed list of past recipients, including Thurgood Marshall, E.D. Hirsch and Lamar Alexander. Click here to read his full remarks.
Marc Tucker Receives the 2014 ECS James Bryant Conant Award