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    It’s time to look carefully at where testing fails to make the grade

    Credits: EdTech Stanford University (Flickr)

    Teacher unions have for a long time expressed concern about the growing scope of international tests. In this post, I will point out some of the reasons why Union of Education Norway is especially critical to the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA). I will also point to some alternative ways of spending resources...

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    Education’s Promise for Gender Equality (2/2)

    Credits: Global Partnership for Education (Flickr)

    Gender equality is a stand-alone goal under the 2030 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), but is also a key aspect of the SDG 4 Quality Education. In light of the forthcoming 2018 World Development Report (WDR) and the influence of the World Bank in shaping global narratives on education and gender equality, it i...

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