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Translating Finland’s Success
by Leslie Winner

Translating Finland’s Success

Shiny trinkets are shiny.

Much has been written in the past year about the education system in Finland. Finnish students have scored among the top in the world in international math, science and reading tests over the last decade, so American education experts debate ways to translate that kind of success to our own schools. As part of a U.S. delegation organized by

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The Decision Can’t Be Guns or Butter
by Ted Abernathy

The Decision Can’t Be Guns or Butter

Shiny trinkets are shiny.

Cynthia Marshall, president of AT&T North Carolina, raised a couple of eyebrows recently when she said that “What we’re talking about in this world of education is Homeland Security.”

You almost never hear homeland security and education in the same sentence. It is unsettling because it does not fit our traditional

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STEM in the New World
by Tony Habit

STEM in the New World

Shiny trinkets are shiny.

Recently researchers announced the discovery of hidden detail in maps depicting potential sites for the Lost Colony, the first permanent settlement by Europeans in North America that mysteriously disappeared. Apparently the settlement may have moved inland while the leaders of the expedition returned to England for supplies.

The discovery of new information in

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Finland: It’s the Teachers
by John Burris

Finland: It’s the Teachers

Shiny trinkets are shiny.

The poor performance of U.S. students on international measures of science and math has been bemoaned by everyone from the president to concerned parents. The first Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) results were released in 1995 and the first Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) test results in 2000. The education reforms that they helped to

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