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Hoover Daily Report by topic: International Education

December 11, 2013 | Education Next

Gifted Education— What I Saw, What I’m Learning

I've visited eight countries to see how they educate their high-ability kids in the hope that we might pick up tips that would prove useful in improving the woeful state of “gifted education” in the U.S
December 2, 2013 | EconTalk

Lant Pritchett on Education in Poor Countries

Lant Pritchett of Harvard University and author of The Rebirth of Education talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the ideas in the book. Pritchett argues that increases in years of schooling for students in poor countries do not...
October 8, 2013 | Education Next

U. S. Adults Perform Below International Average in Numeracy, Literacy and Problem Solving

The United States once had the best educational system in the world, but that day seems to have faded away. Unfortunately, the United States can no longer live on the great educational system it once enjoyed.
September 18, 2013 | Tribune Media Services

The Decline of College

July 18, 2012 | Education Next

Running in Place

June 5, 2012 | Education Next

International Benchmarking of Student Achievement

This is something we should support because it would provide new and important information to both states and localities. This new information would also provide added impetus to the imperative to improve our schools...
August 28, 2011 | Newsweek

Why Can't American Students Compete?

...32 percent of U.S. public and private-school students in the class of 2011 are deemed proficient in mathematics, placing the United States 32nd among the 65 nations that participated in the latest international tests administered by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)...
August 18, 2011 | Education Next

With a Math Proficiency Rate of 32 Percent, U.S. Ranks Number 32

Thirty-two percent of U.S. students in the class of 2011 were proficient in mathematics when they were in 8th grade, according to the official U. S. report card on student achievement...
December 8, 2010 | Wall Street Journal

A Sputnik Moment for U.S. Education

China delivers another wake-up call to those who think American schools are globally competitive...
May 17, 2010 | National Review

Chinese Educators in America

Beijing has extended its educational tentacles into 90 countries, including the U.S...