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State of the Union: An Educator's Take on Obama's 'Year of Action'

President of the United States Barack Obama. (Pete Souza/Official White House Photo)
Education

Can we finally make education the great equalizer Horace Mann said it could be, nearly 200 years ago? Tony Jackson cites some common practices in East Asian school systems that are among the world's best.

On Shanghai Education: A View From the Streets

A Shanghai tailor's shop, photographed on July 21, 2011. (Lynn Lin/Flickr)
Education

Is Shanghai a model of educational equity, as the OECD international school rankings suggest? Asia Society's Jeff Wang offers a ground-level view.

Interview: Why Humaira Bachal Fights for Quality Education in Pakistan

Huamaira Bachal at the Asia 21 Young Leaders Summit in Zhenjiang, China in December 2013. (Tahiat Mahboob/Asia Society)
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Holding firm to her motto — "If you can DREAM it, you can DO it" — the Asia 21 Young Leader explains how, at the age of 12, she decided to dedicate herself to providing children in Pakistan with an education.

Shanghai Responds to School Ranking Cheating Allegations

A student in Shanghai. (Kyle Taylor/Flickr)
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Shanghai's world-leading education system results from unremitting education reform during the past decades, not from cheating, writes Zhang Mingxuan.

Has Recent Coverage of Global School Rankings Missed the Point?

Students in class at the Jing'an Education College Affiliated School in Shanghai, China, whose school system was named
Education

The United States and China have a number of ideological differences — but is education policy one of them? Ahead of an Asia Society New York panel discussion on December 10, four education experts assess a hotly debated new global education study.

Why Young Americans Need to Spend More Time Abroad

American students traveling in Yunnan, China. (moso2011/Flickr)
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People-to-people exchanges can pave the way for a deeper mutual understanding between countries, writes U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Daniel R. Russel.

Map of the Day: Five Facts About the US You Should Know — And One You Can't Ignore

One in five U.S. jobs are tied to international trade. (Santosh Kushwaha/Asia Society and Longview Foundation)
Education

A new interactive map, featuring one million data points, shows American schools are preparing students for the past, not the future.

Study: Not Enough American Students Learning '21st Century Skills'

A classroom at Gloucestershire College. (James F Clay/Flickr)
Education

Brandon Busteed, Executive Director of Gallup Education, says schools need to focus on knowledge construction, real-world problem-solving, collaboration, self-regulation, skilled communication, technology, and global awareness.

Interview: Williams College President Adam Falk on Liberal Arts Education and Asia

President Adam Falk's introduction to the Williams College community on September 30, 2009. (Marco Sanchez/Flickr)
Education

The most useful and practical education in a rapidly changing society is one that is grounded in liberal arts, says President Falk. Luncheon presentation at Asia Society Hong Kong this Friday, June 28.

Video: China's First 'Space Teacher' Could Be Next Out-of-This-World Star

China's second female astronaut, Wang Yaping, was the chief course speaker during Shenzhou-10's live lecture from space on June 20, 2013. (CCTVcomInternational)
Education

Hard on the heels of Canada's singing astronaut, China's Wang Yaping delivers a lecture from 340 km above Earth, becoming her country's first "space teacher."