global competition

Lessons From Abroad

Gene R. Carter, executive director and CEO of ASCD.

Books for District Leaders

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Opinion: The Excellence Gap

If an out-of-control national debt weren’t reason enough to worry about America’s global competitiveness, here’s another.

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How America Can Improve—And Compete—With High-Achieving Countries

The National Center on Education and Economy released a report that outlines key aspects of other educational systems worldwide that are outperforming the U.S.

Preparing Students for a Global Market

Through strategic planning and clever financial reconfiguring, Superintendent William Skilling of Oxford (Mich.) Community Schools is internationalizing education.

The United States Receives Average Rankings from PISA

The United States remained just average in reading and science, while lagging a bit in mathematics, according to the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) results.

Longer School Year Helps Turn the Tide

Balsz (Ariz.) Elementary School District, the first school district in Arizona to adopt a 200-day calendar, is reporting impressive academic improvements after only one year.

Showcasing STEM Careers

A new Web video series shows students where their interests in math and science can lead them in terms of a college education and careers.

A letter from Disney

Going Global

As the 21st-century world gets flatter, districts across the United States are building more internationally oriented curricula and programs.

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