As an active dad of three kids, I appreciate when someone points out important information published about what's needed to educate our children well. If there is one educational report this month that families should learn about, it's the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) study that was released simultaneously in dozens of countries on December 3.
Why is this study so important? While the media will focus on "keeping score” (how U.S. students perform academically compared to the rest of the world), it's the information beneath the headlines that is more useful. And, there is a new opportunity to personalize the information for your school and community.Full Post
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