November Issue Brief: A Global Perspective on Ed Reform

What can we learn from global education powerhouses? These are countries that consistently produce high-achieving, well-prepared students. Are there specific strategies that these top performers have consistently implemented? In this month’s issue brief, Core Education explores global perspectives on education reform. We look at best practices from high-performing countries and the specifics of teacher preparation, Read more about November Issue Brief: A Global Perspective on Ed Reform[…]

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Social and Emotional Learning from an International Perspective

Mark Tucker, writing for the Top Performers blog, recently weighed in on a discussion about the value of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) by providing an international perspective. Excerpts from his piece appear below: One of the things that has really impressed us about the schools serving very vulnerable children in East Asia is their Read more about Social and Emotional Learning from an International Perspective[…]

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The U.S. Falls Behind in Global Education Economy

A recent report released by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) shows that the U.S. is sending a smaller percentage of students to college than at least 46 different nations. Additionally, enrollment in preschool has fallen in the U.S. and has exploded internationally. In fact:  The more than 500-page report analyzed the education systems Read more about The U.S. Falls Behind in Global Education Economy[…]

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Survey: Education around the World is not Preparing Students to enter the Workforce

A recent study conducted by Gallup titled, “Connecting Education to the Real World” with input from the members of the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) in Doha, Qatar finds that “Globally, education is failing to keep pace with rapidly changing economies, and is not preparing students for the workforce.” Survey respondents were largely critical Read more about Survey: Education around the World is not Preparing Students to enter the Workforce[…]

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UN: Just One-Third of Countries Reach 2015 Education Goals

The UN gave only a third of the world’s countries a passing grade recently for efforts to provide universal basic education, but said most governments had failed on a pledge made 15 years ago, the Agence France-Presse reports. In 2000, 164 countries agreed at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) World Education Read more about UN: Just One-Third of Countries Reach 2015 Education Goals[…]

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