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Cavanagh, Sean; Manzo, Kathleen Kennedy – Education Week, 2009
Almost every time the results of an international test of student achievement are released to the world, the reaction among the American public and policymakers is like that of a parent whose child just brought home a disappointing report card. Elected officials and academic experts question where U.S. students fell short: Was it their curriculum,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Scores, Foreign Countries, Comparative Education
Manzo, Kathleen Kennedy; Cavanagh, Sean – Education Week, 2008
The miles that separate Ohio from Singapore and other countries rapidly developing into economic and education success stories have all but evaporated over the past decade for policymakers and educators trying to solve the complicated school improvement puzzle. Hard-hit by global economic pressures that have closed companies and sent thousands of…
Descriptors: State Schools, High Achievement, Academic Achievement, Educational Change