The Wisdom of Old Books

The Wisdom of Old Books

This week on Top Performers blog: Marc Tucker shares and discusses some of the books that have over the decades informed, shaped, challenged and broadened his thinking on education.
The Wisdom of Old Books
Improving School Leadership: What Works

Improving School Leadership: What Works

The RAND blog cites NCEE's National Institute for School Leaders as an evidence-based program that has showed positive effects on student achievement. Click to read the full blog.
Improving School Leadership: What Works
Trump, Sanders Supporters: Poor Education, Not Wall Street, is the Problem

Trump, Sanders Supporters: Poor Education, Not Wall Street, is the Problem

Supporters of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders have something in common: They are angry because they think their country has been hijacked and the American dream is in great danger. They propose vastly different prescriptions for fixing our economy, but they each misdiagnose the main cause of our nation's malaise.
Trump, Sanders Supporters: Poor Education, Not Wall Street, is the Problem
Asian Countries Take the U.S. to School

Asian Countries Take the U.S. to School

In an Op-ed for The Atlantic Marc Tucker takes a closer look at key differences in how Asian countries educate their students and the valuable practical lessons they can show us in getting all children to achieve.
Asian Countries Take the U.S. to School
NCEE Releases New Reports on Teacher Professional Learning

NCEE Releases Two Reports on Teacher Professional Learning

NCEE's Center on International Education Benchmarking has released two major reports on professional learning environments in top-performing systems and the implications for school leaders, policymakers and the education profession in the United States. The release event featured three panel conversations with the leading voices in education from around the world. Click to read more, including key takeaways from each report and presentations from the release event.
NCEE Releases New Reports on Teacher Professional Learning
Why Americans should not be coming up with their own solutions to teacher training issues

Why Americans should not be coming up with their own solutions to teacher training issues

In an Op-ed for the Hechinger Report, Marc Tucker takes a look at British Columbia, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Singapore and how these education systems are doing a better job than the U.S. in developing teachers.
Why Americans should not be coming up with their own solutions to teacher training issues