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Report: U.S. school reforms differ from high-performing nations

June 2, 2011

A new report from the National Center on Education and the Economy says the United States must seek more ambitious changes in education practices in order to keep up with those countries that perform highest on international assessments. In this Education Week article, University Distinguished Professor William Schmidt said the report outlines critical points,...
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Are high school courses – or just their titles – becoming more advanced?

May 3, 2011

Studies show more U.S. students are taking more ambitious classes in high school, but they are not necessarily scoring any higher on standardized tests. Why? In this New York Times article, MSU Distinguished Professor William Schmidt says many courses in Michigan and Ohio high schools, where he has conducted research, don’t cover the types...
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Survey: Michigan citizens oppose education cuts above other areas, support higher math standards

May 2, 2011
Survey: Michigan citizens oppose education cuts above other areas, support higher math standards

Michigan citizens believe education is far and away the most important service to protect from state funding cuts, according to results from Michigan State University’s latest State of the State Survey. When asked which areas should be shielded from reductions, 53 percent of respondents identified education – more than three times that of the...
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“Recomputing the pace of math”

January 4, 2011
“Recomputing the pace of math”

University Distinguished Professor William Schmidt says there is a problem with pushing U.S. students to move through mathematics courses too quickly. Montgomery County schools is restructuring and slowing down its math curriculum to align with new national standards and help students master the basics. Read the Washington Post story.
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Editorial: Accelerating educational reform in Michigan

January 4, 2011

This editorial from The Detroit News describes the educational changes Michigan still needs, and what new Gov. Rick Snyder must focus on. University Distinguished Professor William Schmidt, co-director of the Education Policy Center at MSU, adds that tougher curriculum standards are needed to keep up with global competition.
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Comparing math education in the U.S. & abroad

November 12, 2010

What is the key to strong math achievement? Issues of curricula, assessment and teaching are mentioned in this Hechinger Report article, including research insights from University Distinguished Professor William Schmidt and College of Education graduate Deborah Loewenberg Ball.
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