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Bill Gates: Who's Beating the US in Education, and What We Do About It

Bill Gates at the

A look at how other nations beat out American schools and some advice from Bill Gates.

Teacher Appreciation, Asian Style

A teacher (L) guides children during a reading lesson in Singapore on May 25, 2010. (Roslan Rahman/AFP/Getty Images)

In time for Teacher Appreciation Week, three lessons from Asia on how to value educators.

What Greg Mortenson Got Right

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Scandal tarnishes a reputation, but the 'Three Cups of Tea' author was clear about what matters most.

Expert: Australian Students in Dark as China Century Dawns

Ready or not? (torres21/flickr)

Is the next generation receiving an adequate education?

Ayesha Haroon on Pakistan's Education Gaps: 'It's Criminal'

Ayesha Haroon

Asia Society Associate Fellow Ayesha Haroon appeared on "The Platform," a joint Voice of America/Express 24/7 news program focusing on Pakistan.

How to Reform Schools: Lessons from the Best


It's a fact: American students' academic achievements are falling desperately behind their peers worldwide. It's not surprising considering the state of American schools: one in three students in American never graduate and only one in two students in urban centers have a high school diploma.

It's also true that nations with declining education systems will also suffer economically as a result. In short, American schools are not preparing the rising generation for the global knowledge economy of the future.

Vishakha Desai: 'The US Must Learn from Asia'

Hong Kong schoolgirls attend a job fair for graduating students. Hong Kong's school system ranked second in the new PISA survey. (Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images)

The rise of education in Asia is no accident, Asia Society President explains.