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October 19, 2010

Education
A Conversation with Arne Duncan

Education Secretary Duncan and New York City Schools Chancellor Klein discuss strategies for improving the quality of the U.S. education system in order to make American students more competitive in …

May 26, 2010

Global
International Competitiveness and Education: A Conversation with Arne Duncan

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan speaks about the importance of education to U.S. global competitiveness.

December 11, 2015

Trade
The New Education Bill May Not Improve Student Outcomes

Congress is on a roll. First a budget deal, then a multi-year highway bill, and now a K-12 education bill, whose most previous authorization had dated from 2002—the infamous No Child Left Behind Act …

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July 1, 2013

Education
Policy Initiative Spotlight: Adaptive Education

If many technology startups and established education firms have their way, the future of education will more closely resemble a one-on-one private tutor than a traditional schoolhouse classroom with…

A first grade student listens during a computer lesson in school (Courtesy Reuters).

June 11, 2013

Labor and Employment
Policy Initiative Spotlight: A One-Stop Welfare Shop

The United Kingdom is implementing a major welfare reform, replacing a constellation of social support programs with a single monthly payment, the universal credit. The amount a recipient receives wi…

A young, unemployed teacher works as a babysitter as she looks for a full-time position (Alessandro Bianchi/Courtesy).

February 1, 2013

Education
Education: Do International Test Scores Matter?

We’ve all seen the headlines: American students are far from stellar performers on international tests. Whether it’s the OECD’s oft-cited gold-standard PISA test on math and reading, the TIMSS test o…

A preschooler on his first day of school in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Bazuki Muhammad/Courtesy Reuters).

August 7, 2012

Education
Guest Post: Community Colleges and America's Skills Gap

The following is a guest post written by Curtis Valentine, a CFR term member and education reform advocate in Maryland. Follow him on Twitter at @curtiseveryday. In a recent meeting of the National …

Students listen to professor Christian Agunwamba during a "Fundamentals of Algebra" class at Bunker Hill Community College in Boston, Massachusetts (Brian Snyder/Courtesy Reuters).

May 30, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: Eight More States Granted NCLB Waivers

The Washington Post reports that Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced eight more states received waivers from No Child Left Behind (NCLB) requirements. This brings the total number of states …

President Barack Obama discusses the first round of NCLB waivers on February 9, 2012 with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan looking on (Yuri Gripas/Courtesy Reuters).

March 27, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: BCG Projects Re-Shoring of Seven Industries

The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) released a report identifying seven industries poised to return manufacturing to the United States from China over the decade. Re-shoring will be driven by increased…

A Gregory Industries employee walks between rolls of steel before a Canton campaign event for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney (Brian Snyder/Courtesy Reuters).

April 12, 2012

Education
U.S. Education Reform and National Security: Report of a CFR-Sponsored Independent Task Force

Task Force co-chair Joel I. Klein and member Margaret Spellings discuss the findings and recommendations of the CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force report on U.S. Education Reform and National Secur…