Can we leapfrog? The potential of education innovations to rapidly accelerate progress by Rebecca Winthrop, Eileen McGivney, Adam Barton, Brookings

Can we leapfrog? The potential of education innovations to rapidly accelerate progress

Skills in the digital age—How should education systems evolve? (Rebecca Winthrop, Timothy P. Williams, Eileen McGivney, Brookings)

At no point in history have more children been enrolled in formal education. Thanks to global commitments and movements such as the Millennium Development Goals and Education For All, more than 90 percent of all primary-age children are now in school.

World Teachers’ Day: A time to recognize the challenges facing our teachers (Eileen McGivney, Jenny Perlman Robinson, Priyanka Varma, Brookings)

Teachers are one of the most important factors affecting whether and what children learn. Outside of immediate families, teachers have the greatest influence on young women and men during their transition to adulthood, while the quality of teaching has a significant impact on children’s learning in school. In a study of 15,000 teachers across Latin America, students’ learning outcomes were more influenced by a strong or weak teacher than by a bad or good school.