3-December-2013

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PISA 2012 mathematics, reading and science results - United States

Note summarising the performance of 15-year-old students in the United States in the PISA 2012 assessment of mathematics, reading and science

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3-December-2013

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Strong Performers and Successful Reformers in Education - Lessons from PISA 2012 for the United States

This report situates the performance in PISA of 15-year-olds in the United States against global patterns and trends. It goes beyond the aggregate-level analysis to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of U.S. students on different types of mathematics tasks.

2-December-2013

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OECD Secretary-General visit to Washington and launch of OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), 2-3 December 2013

The Secretary-General of the OECD, Mr. Angel Gurría, will be in Washington on 2-3 December 2013, to present the results of the 2013 OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), alongside Mr. Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education of the United States. The Secretary-General will also meet with several high-level US officials.

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2-December-2013

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Europe and the United States: Jump-starting the engine of global growth

The OECD was born transatlantic since its very origins as the Organisation for European Economic Cooperation in 1948, established in the immediate post-war period to manage and distribute Marshall Plan aid to reconstruct Europe. The centre of gravity of the world economy is now shifting and will continue to do so but this does not mean that the Transatlantic Partnership has a lesser role to play on the global stage, said Angel Gurría.

21-November-2013

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Life expectancy in the US rising slower than elsewhere, says OECD Health at a Glance report

Life expectancy has increased in the United States over the past decades, but less rapidly than in other OECD countries. This is due to gaps in health insurance coverage and proper primary care, poorer health-related behaviours and poor living conditions for a significant proportion of the U.S. population, according to a new OECD report.

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20-November-2013

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OECD tribute to John F. Kennedy

Though gone 50 years ago this week, John F. Kennedy remains an icon of our times. The OECD stands as a living tribute to his legacy.

14-November-2013

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Government at a Glance 2013: Information by country

These country notes contain indicators which compare the political and institutional frameworks of national governments as well as revenues and expenditures, employment, and compensation. They include a description of government policies on integrity, e-government and open government.

12-November-2013

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Skills Survey: Country specific-material

Two rounds of the Survey of Adult Skills are under way: Round 1 (2008-13) with 24 participating countries, whose results were released in October 2013, and Round 2 (2012-16) with 9 participating countries, whose results will be released in 2016. A third round is scheduled to begin in May 2014.

12-November-2013

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Time for the U.S. to Reskill? What the Survey of Adult Skills Says

This report draws on the new international OECD Survey of Adult Skills to highlight the challenges faced by the United States. It shows that the United States should take action to improve adult skills, if it wants to avoid falling behind other countries. The report also advances a set of key recommendations to improve basic skills across the board.

12-November-2013

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Time for the U.S. to Reskill?

This blog post introduces a new report on the state of adult skills in the United States, "Time for the U.S. to Reskill: What the Survey of Adult Skills Says".

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