Program: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. ET
The National Center on Education and the Economy’s (NCEE) Center on International Education Benchmarking will release two major reports on professional learning environments in top performing systems and the implications for school leaders, policymakers and the education profession in the United States. The meeting will feature three panel conversations with the leading voices in education from around the world. 

Following the release of the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress scores, the conversation surrounding how to improve teaching and learning in the U.S. has gained traction. The findings detailed in Jensen and Zhang’s reports provide essential information on how the U.S. can learn from the top performing education systems by adapting those lessons for the U.S.’s context and culture.

Expert panelists include:

  • Marc Tucker, president and CEO, NCEE (moderator)
  • Minxuan Zhang, former president, Shanghai Normal University, former deputy director, Shanghai Education Commission, professor and director of research, Institute of International Comparative Education, Shanghai Normal University (report author)
  • Ben Jensen, CEO, Learning First (report author)
  • Linda Darling-Hammond, president and CEO, Learning Policy Institute
  • David Driscoll, former Massachusetts Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education, former chair of the National Assessment Governing Board
  • Lily Eskelsen Garcia, president, National Education Association
  • Sing Kong Lee, vice president of education strategies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, former director of the National Institute of Education (NIE), Singapore
  • Joshua P. Starr, CEO, PDK International, former superintendent Montgomery County (MD) Public Schools
  • Paul Leather, deputy commissioner, New Hampshire Department of Education.
  • Anthony Mackay, CEO, Centre for Strategic Education (CSE) Melbourne, inaugural chair, Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL), and senior advisor to the president, NCEE
  • Charles Pearson, superintendent, Normandy (MO) Schools Collaborative
  • Tom Shelton, executive director, Kentucky Association of School Superintendents
  • Jason Dougal, CEO, National Institute for School Leadership

For more information, please contact Brendan Williams-Kief at [email protected]

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