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.

The US Department of Education, Asia Society, the teacher unions, and public broadcaster WNET will convene an unprecedented International Summit on Teaching this week. The Summit will focus on the remarkable rise of Asian education systems.

Eight out of the ten top-performing systems are now in Asia. What has led to their success? And what lessons can American schools learn from the best education systems in the world?

Tune in to for a free live webcast on Wednesday, March 16 at 12:30 ET that will feature education ministers from China, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Japan in a panel discussion moderated by Tony Jackson, Vice President for Education at Asia Society. Click here for the complete event details.