Other nations’ methods may help shape policy, influential groups argue.
January 7, 2009 – Education Week
Both 4th and 8th graders gave on average correct responses on about one-fourth of the math questions.
December 10, 2008 – Education Week
American 4th and 8th graders exceed the international average on math and science tests, but they lag behind several Asian and European nations, a study shows.
December 9, 2008 | Updated: February 21, 2019 – Education Week
A new report blames a range of factors for pushing the international goal of universal primary schooling off target.
December 3, 2008 – Education Week
Puerto Rican leaders are embroiled in a sharp disagreement over whether the island commonwealth should continue to participate in the National Assessment of Educational Progress.
December 3, 2008 – Education Week
For children of Latino immigrants, a school’s environment can play a big role in helping them to catch up academically with non-Hispanic whites, according to a study by a researcher at Columbia University.
November 19, 2008 – Education Week
As Washington was bracing for Election Day, Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings traveled to Oman and the United Arab Emirates to talk about the importance of ensuring that all the world’s students have access to a high-quality education.
November 12, 2008 – Education Week
Six out of 11 U.S. city school systems performed at or above the average for developed nations in 4th grade math, according to an analysis linking national and international test results. Only two of the 11 districts beat out the 8th grade average.
October 29, 2008 – Education Week
The United States has given $2 million to launch a fund to promote literacy around the world as part of a global push by UNESCO to ensure basic skills among children and adults.
October 1, 2008 – Education Week
The United States is among the highest-spending countries on education, says the annual report on the status of education around the world from the Organization for Economic and Cooperation and Development.
September 17, 2008 – Education Week


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