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School children play football at their school sports facilities in Minsk, Belarus, Monday, April 20, 2020. Schools reopened Monday in Belarus following an extended spring break, but authorities allowed parents to keep their children at home even though the country specifically steered clear of closures and restrictions on public movement during the coronavirus pandemic.
School children play football at their school sports facilities in Minsk, Belarus, Monday, April 20, 2020. Schools reopened Monday in Belarus following an extended spring break, but authorities allowed parents to keep their children at home even though the country specifically steered clear of closures and restrictions on public movement during the coronavirus pandemic.
Sergei Grits/AP
International Photos What School Reopening Looks Like Around the World
Here’s a look at how countries around the world have addressed the challenges of opening schools during COVID-19.
Jaclyn Borowski , May 7, 2020
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Markets Video 3 Insights on the China Market
Working successfully in the K-12 market of the most populous country in the world requires finding a good reseller, protecting your company’s intellectual property, and getting to know your customers. (October 22, 2018.)
October 22, 2018
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International Opinion Culture Is Not Destiny in Education
Marc Tucker challenges the idea that the primary drivers of higher student achievement in other countries are their unique cultural contexts.
Marc Tucker, December 21, 2017
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International Opinion The 2015 PISA Results: What Do They Mean?
Marc Tucker explores how the PISA 2015 results may impact how we think about everything from math instruction and teaching quality to our place in the global labor market and immigration policy.
Marc Tucker, December 6, 2016
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International Opinion Looking for a Good Education Planning Model? Consider Shanghai's
Marc Tucker gives an inside look at how Shanghai developed an education reform agenda that was inclusive, thoughtful and effective.
Marc Tucker, July 7, 2016
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College & Workforce Readiness Opinion Vocational Education & Training and the Chinese Economy: Driver or Obstacle?
In the latest report from the Center on International Education Benchmarking, written by Asia Society's Vivien Stewart, we find that China's hopes of transitioning to a high-skill, high-wage economy will hinge on its ability to scale-up and modernize its vocational education and training system.
Marc Tucker, March 12, 2015
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International Opinion Shanghai: Teacher Quality Strategies
A look at how Shanghai is able to both produce high quality beginning teachers at low cost and continuously improve the skills of teachers already in the workforce, leading not only to impressive performance on PISA but better student outcomes overall.
Marc Tucker, January 30, 2014
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Assessment Opinion Tom Loveless on Hukou in China
Marc Tucker explains that while China's policies regarding migrant students are problematic, these are slowly being changed. In the meantime, Shanghai's education system still has much to teach the rest of the world.
Marc Tucker, January 24, 2014
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College & Workforce Readiness Opinion PISA Denial: Another Flavor
Marc Tucker refutes critics of PISA who claim that we can ignore the poor performance of US students because the test doesn't measure the things that really matter.
Marc Tucker, January 10, 2014
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Student Achievement Opinion Response to the Brookings Institution Attack on PISA
Marc Tucker and Andreas Schleicher respond to charges from Tom Loveless that the PISA results for Shanghai are suspect.
Marc Tucker, December 26, 2013
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International Opinion A Framework for Thinking and Learning
Marc Tucker interviews Kai-ming Cheng, Professor and Chair of Education and Senior Advisor to the Vice-Chancellor at the University of Hong Kong in Hong Kong, China.
Marc Tucker, June 6, 2013
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Teaching Profession Opinion China on the Charles
Marc Tucker recaps a recent meeting with Chinese education officials where he learned more about the country's efforts to make teaching an attractive profession to promising high school graduates.
Marc Tucker, May 3, 2013
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International Blog Lessons From China
Jessica Shyu is the head of training with Teach For China, a part of the Teach For All global network. In this role, she manages a team that supports about 208 first-and second-year teachers working to close the achievement gap in under-served communities in China. Prior to joining Teach For China, she was a special education teacher and staff member with Teach For America. (Lessons from China ceased publishing in September 2014.)
April 16, 2013
School Choice & Charters Opinion Lessons From Chinese Classrooms
What both countries seem to be engaged in is how to move closer to the other, without losing the strengths of each. And, of course, their "purposes" are not wholly in synch. Both want to strengthen their economies, but the Chinese state schools are not trying also to produce feisty and critical citizens for a democracy.
Deborah Meier, June 14, 2012
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