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State Lawmakers Should Look Abroad for Best Education Practices

The U.S. News and World Report – Lauren Camera

“A bipartisan group of state lawmakers urged their colleagues in state capitols across the country to take advantage of the new federal education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act, to adopt some of the best practices from successful education systems around the world in order to give their own K-12 systems a much-needed facelift. As outlined in a new report released Tuesday during the National Conference of State Legislators’ annual conference, the group of 28 state lawmakers spent the last two years visiting and studying the education policies of some of the best education systems in the world, including Canada, Estonia, Finland, Hong Kong, Japan, Poland, Shanghai, Singapore and Taiwan. The education hot zones are just a few of the countries that bested the U.S. on the Programme for International Student Assessment, or PISA, an international education assessment that compares the math, reading and science ability of 15-year-old students in of 65 countries.”(more)

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