Kristen Alliegro

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Amelia Earhart on Motivation, Education, and Human Nature in Letters to Her Mother

When <b>Amelia Earhart</b>, born on July 24, 1897, disappeared over the Pacific on July 2, 1937, she left behind a legacy shrouded in legend, glory, and modern-day mythmaking. But whatever Amelia the public icon may have imparted, Amelia the private person brimmed with far more dimensional insight on life …

East Asian countries top global league tables for educational performance

Asia's rising economic success has helped China's hi-tech corridor to take a clear lead in the latest OECD international education rankings.<p>The results of the OECD's programme for international student assessment – a triennial exam for 15-year-olds known as Pisa – show that China's Shanghai region …

Education in Finland: Pisa isn't the full story

As a Finn, I know we can have a reputation for being dour and seeing the glass half-empty. Perhaps such pessimism is a feature of small, northerly nations, where people see more of the inside of drinking establishments than they do sunshine in winter months.<p>To avoid national stereotyping, I will …

U.S. Teens Lag Behind Asian Students in Education Rankings

American teenagers are continuing to slip in the rankings of high school achievement internationally, according to the results of the 2012 Program for International Student Assessment (PISA). Americans were found to be roughly average in science and reading, but below the international average in …

Michelle Rhee: More Mediocrity for American Education

America’s education system earned headlines this week when it showed, yet again, that compared to the rest of the world, our schools perform in the …