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  • 31-May-2016

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    Towards better tools to measure social and emotional skills (OECD Education Today Blog)

    Common sense and hard evidence point to the significant impact of socio-emotional skills such as perseverance and responsibility on children's lifetime success.

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  • 25-May-2016

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    No gain without (some) pain (OECD Education Today Blog)

    Across OECD countries, 32% of low-performing students reported that they give up easily when confronted with a difficult mathematics problem compared to only 13% of top performers.

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  • 25-May-2016

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    Further reforms would boost equity and quality in Dutch education, says OECD

    The Dutch school system is one of the best in the OECD, but raising standards will require further reforms to improve early childhood education, motivate students to excel and develop a career structure that attracts more high performers to the teaching profession, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 24-May-2016

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    Going beyond education policies – how can PISA help turn policy into practice? (OECD Education Today Blog)

    How are policy makers in the United States using data to help districts maximise their impact? And, what tools do districts need to work together in order to build stronger communities?

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  • 23-May-2016

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    On public education in Chile

    In 2011 the Social Movement for Public Education led the biggest demonstrations since Pinochet’s dictatorship in Chile. Since then, one of the main campaigns in Chilean society has been for the recognition of education as a social right, under the slogan of “free, quality, public education” (educación pública, gratuita y de calidad).

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  • 20-May-2016

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    Time, working and learning (OECD Education Today Blog)

    At the beginning of work-based learning programmes employers make an investment. This pays off later on when, after receiving high quality training, skilled trainees achieve higher productivity and contribute to production.

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  • 19-May-2016

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    Latvia is determined to build on its progress in education (OECD Education Today Blog)

    In the 2012 PISA test, urban students in Latvia outperformed rural students by the equivalent of more than a year of schooling – half a year more than the average performance difference between these two groups of students across OECD countries.

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  • 19-May-2016

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    Understanding the battle against extremism

    Whoever has a hammer sees every problem as a nail. Those in the security business tend to see the answer to radicalism and terrorism in military might, and those in the financial business in cutting flows of money.

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  • 19-May-2016

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    Latvia should continue improving quality of education and focus more on equity

    Latvia has made good progress improving its education system since independence in 1991, but more efforts are now needed to raise teaching standards and ensure that all students have access to a quality education, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 19-May-2016

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    Latvia should continue improving quality of education and focus more on equity

    Latvia has made good progress improving its education system since independence in 1991, but more efforts are now needed to raise teaching standards and ensure that all students have access to a quality education, according to a new OECD report.

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