About IEN

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.

About Us

Dr. Thomas Hatch (Editor) is a Professor at Teachers CollegeColumbia 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).

Jordan Corson (Managing Editor) is pursuing a Ph.D. in the Curriculum and Teaching Department at Teachers CollegeColumbia University. For the past year, he has been building up and maintaining the IEN Twitter feed, as well as conducting interviews and writing posts on various educational issues around the world for IEN. Jordan has taught in a number of settings in Brooklyn and Mexico City. He also works as an adjunct professor and teacher educator at Teachers College, Columbia University and Hunter College. His research engages questions of anthropology and education, education at the margins of school and state, and immigration and education. Contact Jordan at jc3759@tc.columbia.edu if you have any questions about International Education News.

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