Education news, analysis, and opinion about education internationally and comparisons between the U.S. and other countries.
- International Global Test Finds Digital Divide Reflected in Math, Science ScoresNew data from the 2019 Trends in International Math and Science Study show teachers and students lack digital access and support.International Pre-COVID Learning Inequities Were Already Large Around the WorldA new international benchmarking highlights gaps in training for digital learning and other supports that could deepen the challenge for low-income schools during the pandemic.International Part of Global Trend, 1 in 3 U.S. High Schoolers Felt Disconnected From School Before PandemicUNESCO's annual report on global education progress finds countries need to make more effort to include marginalized students, particularly in the United States.International Photos In Denmark, Students Go Back to School, 6 Feet ApartDenmark was the first European country to allow daycare and primary schools to open since the COVID-19 lockdown.International Coronavirus School Closures: What U.S. Schools Can Learn From Other CountriesA new study by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development finds key differences in how 89 countries are trying to support students in the face of disruptions from the novel coronavirus.International U.S. Students Gain Ground Against Global Peers. But That's Not Saying MuchThe latest results from the Program for International Student Assessment show American teenagers gaining ground against other nations in reading, math, and science, but it’s not because their performance is improving.International U.S. Students and Teachers Top Global Peers for Time Spent in School in OECD StudyU.S. teachers and their students alike spend significantly more time at school than their peers internationally, according to the latest Education at a Glance compendium by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.International Teaching in the U.S. Should Be More 'Intellectually Attractive,' Global Expert SaysA panel of experts—including a national teacher's union president and an official from the Department of Education—discussed how to make teaching a more attractive profession.International Foreign LanguagesU.S. employers increasing rely on multilingual employees to advance their goals, but many have lost business because they don't have staff who can communicate in languages other than English, finds a new report from the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.International Opinion Four Ways to Bring Community Support to Your SchoolGuest blogger Christine Powell shares four strategies she learned in Singapore for community involvement in schools.International Opinion Five Inspiring Ways to Take Music Education Out of the ClassroomIn advance of Make Music Day on June 21, here are strategies for exposing students to music outside of the classroom, from guest blogger Aaron Friedman.