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Aaron Gonsalves, a student at the Jackson School, a school for special-needs students in Victoria, Australia, tries out the Oculus Rift virtual-reality system. The school is using the system to provide short, structured lessons to support instruction.
—Luis Enrique Ascui/AP for Education Week

Oculus Rift Fueling New Vision for Virtual Reality in K-12

After decades of false starts and unkept promises, makers of virtual-reality technology could be ready to give students a new and potentially powerful way to learn. (August 26, 2014)

Top Performers Blog

12/19 10:00 am | World-Class Professional Development: Neither Workshops or Rubrics | Why professional development for teachers is about organized design with the right the incentives and supports, rather than mere workshops which typically provide teachers ...

Global Learning Blog

12/19 08:49 am | The Booming Business of English-Language Learning: Dollars Don't Always Make Sense | International students and their families bring millions of dollars not only to U.S. higher education institutions, but also the communities they are located in. But do we ...

Democracy and Education Blog

07/11 03:21 pm | The State of Public Education; The State of Movements for Human Rights | As I announced yesterday, we are moving this blog to a new livelier format at Participatory Democracy and Public Education.  I want to take the opportunity of this last blog ...

On-Demand Webinar

E-Learning Goes Global
This webinar examined the state of online learning internationally and highlight various countries moving ahead in this arena.

Chat Transcripts

What U.S. Schools Can Learn From High-Performing Countries
This chat examined the United States’ mediocre showing on recent international tests, and what those results mean.

E-Learning Creates Foreign Connections
Our guests in this chat shared their experiences establishing meaningful connections between their schools in the United States and schools in other countries.

Special Collection

Quality Counts 2012
The 16th edition of Education Week's annual report looks at America's international standing in education, and lessons to be drawn from high-performing countries.

Multimedia

Quality Counts 2012: A Multimedia Presentation

Why is it important to study schools from other countries? Watch videos on the subject and listen to Education Week's reporters who studied the issue at large for Quality Counts 2012.

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Heather Bandeen, a U.S. teacher currently working in Norway, says that much is lost in the way U.S. education leaders and policymakers talk about school performance in other countries.
November 5, 2014 - Teacher (Web)
After decades of false starts and unkept promises, makers of virtual-reality technology could be ready to give students a new and potentially powerful way to learn.
August 26, 2014 - Education Week
OECD study finds that U.S. teachers spend significantly more hours per week working than their international peers and have have fewer opportunities for cross-classroom collaboration.
July 8, 2014 - Education Week
As Singapore increases the use of digital devices in schools, the country's education leaders are making a parallel effort to train teachers not just in the latest tech trends but in how to determine when and why to use technology.
May 7, 2014 - Teacher
American 15-year-olds scored above average among the 44 nations taking part in a new test designed to measure creative problem-solving skills.
April 15, 2014 - Education Week
February 18, 2014 - Education Week
February 4, 2014 - Education Week
January 28, 2014 - Education Week
The steep competition over test scores in China has taken a toll on students' physical and mental health, write Xu Zhao, Helen Haste, and Robert L. Sherman.
January 21, 2014 - Education Week
Hillary Greene, a middle school teacher in Massachusetts, reflects on what she's learned from co-authoring a teaching blog with educators from other countries.
January 15, 2014 - Teacher

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