Month: November 2016

To contain the cost of education, should countries only consider teachers’ salaries?

To contain the cost of education, should countries only consider teachers’ salaries?

by Dirk Van DammeHead of the Innovation and Measuring Progress Division, Directorate for Education and SkillsHigh-performing education systems value t ...
Skills are the key to unlocking prosperity in Peru

Skills are the key to unlocking prosperity in Peru

by Andreas SchleicherDirector, Directorate for Education and SkillsSkills are central to the future prosperity and well-being of Peru’s people Peru ha ...
New insights on teaching strategies

New insights on teaching strategies

by Pablo Fraser Analyst, Directorate for Education and SkillsEducation’s purpose is to prepare children for a fast-moving, ever-changing world. Teachi ...
“99 percent of all claims of being 115 or older are false.”

“99 percent of all claims of being 115 or older are false.”

An engaging story from the NYTimes about runners older than 90, and more. Among the quotes:“99 percent of all claims of being 115 or older are false.” ...
A peek at PISA

A peek at PISA

by Marilyn AchironEditor, Directorate for Education and SkillsSorry, we can’t divulge the results (those will be announced on 6 December); but now tha ...
7 classical virtues of trust, justice, hope, temperance, wisdom, courage and compassion – and how this applies to medicine

7 classical virtues of trust, justice, hope, temperance, wisdom, courage and compassion – and how this applies to medicine

We often receive an email from the Chief of Staff on Wednesdays. The email is meant to unite the physicians at Cleveland Clinic around a common idea/t ...