1. What America Can Learn From the World’s Leading Schools


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    What can be really learned from international comparisons? What can be usefully learned from other countries? What can’t? What does it mean for education reform and entrepreneurship? This session looks at what is truth and what is fiction in these comparisons, as well as offer bright spots that participants can look to and learn from for best practices and insights. Amanda Ripley, Journalist (Moderator) Sir Michael Barber, Pearson Jon Schnur, America Achieves Joanne Weiss, US Department of Education

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    • Joanne Weiss Speech - ADP Network Leadership Team Meeting


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      Joanne Weiss, Director, Race to the Top Fund, U.S. Department of Education, spoke at the American Diploma Project Network Leadership Team Meeting on Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009. Read the transcript of the speech at http://www.achieve.org/adp-network-2009-leadership-team-meeting Technical note: Due to the half-hour length, a broadband connection and sufficient computer memory are needed for quality viewing. It's recommended that you turn your computer speaker volume on high. If you experience technical difficulty with the video, try alternatively viewing it here.

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