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Students at the Taipei American School in Taipei, Taiwan, perform The Little Mermaid in full costume and masks.
—Photo courtesy of Dustin Rhoades/Taipei American School

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Ideas from Australia, Denmark, and Taiwan can help American district and school leaders as they shape their reopening plans. (June 10, 2020)

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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.

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Closing American schools earlier and for a longer period of time blunted the impact of the Spanish Flu in 1918, according to researchers. But in 2020, shuttering schools for a prolonged period to prevent spread of COVID-19 would also bring steep costs to communities.
March 4, 2020 – Education Week
Coronavirus cases have now directly hit U.S. schools. Here’s what school leaders need to know right now about the virus.
February 28, 2020 – Education Week
The 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.
December 3, 2019 – Education Week
But U.S. teachers report working more hours, and place more of an emphasis on the importance of raising salaries, than their peers in other countries.
June 19, 2019 – Education Week
In a response to the U.S. Dept. of Ed., PISA’s Governing Board chair argues that its testing cycle should be accelerated.
February 13, 2019 – Education Week
The U.S. Department of Education sees two specific challenges potentially undermining the quality of the international assessment program, writes Mark Schneider.
February 13, 2019 – Education Week
Rumors are circulating that the exam reused questions from a test given in Asia last fall. Here's what you need to know.
September 19, 2018 – Education Week
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and her counterparts from around the globe met in Argentina for the first-ever G-20 meeting of education and employment ministers.
September 12, 2018 – Education Week
When they sit down to take the Program for International Student Assessment, many students skip questions, spend too little time on them, or quit early, a new study suggests. And that could be a problem, researchers say.
August 22, 2018 – Education Week
Following a trip to Europe, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos reflects on how we should restructure education at home.
July 18, 2018 – Education Week

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