News from CIEB

Marc Tucker at GSEHD Event
The George Washington University Graduate School of Education and Human Development (GSEHD) hosted an event focused on how the United States can learn from the world’s most successful education systems.  Marc Tucker discussed his latest book, Surpassing Shanghai: An Agenda for American Education Built on the World’s Leading Systems.  His address was followed by a panel discussion led by Dean Michael J. Feuer of GSEHD.  Panelists included Dr. Colin Green, Chair of the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy at GSEHD, and Dr. Laura Engel, Assistant Professor of International Education and International Affairs at GSEHD.  The discussion concluded with a question and answer session, followed by an informal reception.

NCEE in the News
In the The Philadelphia Tribune, Marc Tucker talks about practical steps for bringing the United States in line with the world’s leading education systems. In a guest blog for the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, Marc Tucker responds to Mike Petrilli’s argument that Asian countries looking to find the source of U.S. innovation should look outside American classrooms.  In his Education Week blog, Top Performers, Marc Tucker reviews the latest report from the Council on Foreign Relations, writes about borrowing best practices and even better policies, explains how governance is a central issue in improving student performance and questions if the nation’s schools and the public are best served by a system in which curriculum materials are available for free from public web sites.