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An anti-government protester flashes a victory sign in Tahrir Square, in Cairo, Egypt, on Feb. 11, 2011, after President Hosni Mubarak resigned his post after three decades of authoritarian rule.
—Hussein Malla/AP-File

Democracy Inside—and Outside—an Egyptian Classroom

As events continue to unfold in Egypt, teacher Adam Herzig recalls the scene inside his Cairo classroom in 2011 when the revolution began. (July 12, 2013)

Top Performers Blog

04/22 04:26 pm | The Proposed Accountability Plan: A Commentary | A call for changing the culture of schools so that teachers are accountable to their professional colleagues and have more time during school hours to collaborate.

Global Learning Blog

04/15 02:58 pm | Arne Duncan on the International Summit on the Teaching Profession | U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan shares his report from the 4th International Summit on the Teaching Profession.

Democracy and Education Blog

07/11 03:25 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 ...

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

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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.

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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.


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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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
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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
Don't listen to PISA critics, writes Eric A. Hanushek, who argues that the stagnation of American students' scores on the international assessment is cause for serious concern about schools and the nation's economic future.
January 7, 2014 - Education Week
U.S. businesses working in China are moving aggressively to secure a piece of the market for curriculum and digital-content management, building on success in other areas of the education market.
December 10, 2013 - Education Week
A new set of international achievement data in math, reading, and science shows that U.S. scores remained flat since 2009, while some other nations posted gains. Use this interactive to explore the test data and compare scores by subject and year.
December 3, 2013 - Education Week (Web)
A fresh round of global test data shows students in more countries outperform U.S. 15-year-olds in math, reading, and science compared with 2009 results.
December 3, 2013 - Education Week

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