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Large-scale education tests often come with side effects

When results come out for big education tests like the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), which primarily measures 15-year-old students’ knowledge and skills in reading, mathematics and science, the focus is often on which countries scored the highest. The education systems of countries that do well on …

A Parent-Driven Movement For Equity In Education

Laura Wilson Phelan has always been drawn to such questions as “How do people come together across difference?” and “What makes people share?” The ninth of 13 siblings, she grew up low-income in an affluent neighborhood, volunteered in El Salvador after the civil war and in post-apartheid Namibia, …

Education has been reduced to cracking exams

Ashutosh Sharma, Secretary, Department of Science and Technology, with Pune Resident Editor Amitabh Sinha in The Indian Express newsroom Amit Mehra ASHUTOSH SHARMA: The good news is that our budget has been doubled. So you can’t complain about a lack of resources. In terms of scientific output, India …