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What Can Top-Performing Education Systems in Other Countries Teach Us About Improving Education in WI?

On Monday morning (April 3), the School Administrators Alliance is hosting an event at the Concourse Hotel in Madison entitled, “What Wisconsin Can Learn About Education Innovations From the World’s Top Performing Countries.”

This gathering will explore a bipartisan report from the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), entitled “No Time to Lose,” which carefully examined the education policies and practices of high-performing countries with an eye toward learning what it might take to build a world-class education system state by state here in the U.S. Continue reading What Can Top-Performing Education Systems in Other Countries Teach Us About Improving Education in WI?

Report Urges States to Create Clear Education Vision and Systemic Reform Seen in High-Performing Countries

Senator Luther Olsen in Committee-thumb-800xauto-5833America’s state legislatures and public schools should study and learn from top-performing education systems in other countries to improve education in the U.S., according to a new bipartisan report from the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) that prescribes an urgent call to state action.

According to the study, the common elements present in nearly every world-class education system include: a strong early education system, a reimagined and professionalized teacher workforce, robust career and technical education programs, and a comprehensive, aligned system of education. Continue reading Report Urges States to Create Clear Education Vision and Systemic Reform Seen in High-Performing Countries

Recap: School Data Study Committee Holds First Meeting

The Legislative Council Study Committee on School Data, chaired by state Representative Jeremy Thiesfeldt (R-Fond du Lac), held its first meeting on Tuesday, July 12.  Margaret Murphy of the Neenah School Board is a public member of the Committee.

The Study Committee members heard presentations from the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) and the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).

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