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Improve Student Outcomes: Lessons from Around the World

What is the most important factor that contributes to student success? Teaching.

Educators know this, but implementing practices that support excellent teaching is often harder, especially in school systems that must address myriad issues that frankly go beyond education.

In a recent Asia Society study, Stanford professor and education expert Linda Darling-Hammond examines teacher quality policies in Singapore, Melbourne, and Toronto and offers advice for what policymakers can…

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Added by Aparna Patankar on May 14, 2013 at 10:53am — 1 Comment

Empowering our Students

Today’s students are tomorrow’s world leaders. They will soon be the ones fighting issues like poverty, climate change, resources shortages and failing education systems. We must prepare them to tackle these shared global problems that their generation will inherit. Today’s youth must not only have the knowledge and skills to able to understand and act on issues of global significance but also the motivation to improve the world and the belief that their voice and their action can make a…

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Added by Aparna Patankar on April 12, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

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