International Ed News provides access to news, research, and reports that discuss what’s new, what’s good, and what’s effective from pre-kindergarten through secondary education around the world. Twitter In order to provide a quick glimpse into some of the issues of educational policy, school improvement and educational change being debated outside the United States, a Twitter feed provides links to articles from the popular press as well as reports and evaluations from academics, foundations, think tanks, government agencies and others. Website Webposts provide periodic summaries and scans of the issues that are arising and trending in different parts of the world. These posts are designed to provide insights into different perspectives on the latest news and highlight similarities and differences in the challenges, strategies, and solutions being pursued across contexts. While many links and posts are in English, we also look for and welcome connections to sources in many different languages. For more information, please contact Thomas Hatch or Jordan Corson.
International Ed News is a project undertaken at the National Center for Restructuring Education Schools and Teaching (NCREST) at Teachers College, Columbia University.
Dr. Thomas Hatch (Editor) is a Professor at Teachers College, Columbia University and Co-Director of the National Center for Restructuring Education, Schools, and Teaching (NCREST). His research includes studies of reform initiatives at the school and district levels in the United States, and his current work includes a comparative study of accountability and school improvement policies in higher- and lower-performing countries. He is also involved in a variety of projects using multimedia and the internet to document teaching and share teachers’ expertise. His latest book is Managing to Change: How Schools can Survive (and Sometimes Thrive) in Turbulent Times (Teachers College Press, 2009).
Deirdre Faughey (Managing Editor) is pursuing her Ed. D. in the Curriculum and Teaching Department at Teachers College, Columbia University. For the past three years, she has been building up and maintaining the IEN Twitter and Facebook feeds, as well as conducting interviews and writing posts on various educational issues around the world. She taught high school English for six years, in urban and suburban settings, and is currently studying the teacher evaluation system in New York City public schools. She is also the founding editor of Esteem: Conversations Between Educators. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about International Education News; visit www.deirdrefaughey.com to learn more about her work.
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