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FWE Backgrounder

Two years ago, when Jack Ma, co-founder and former chairman of the multinational Alibaba Group, made that pronouncement at the launch of the Forum for World Education (FWE) in Paris, no one knew the COVID pandemic would soon close schools for 1.5 billion students around the globe and make formal...
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OECD Webinar Friday 3 December at 13:00 (Paris time) – To play or to learn? Five-year-olds tell us what matters most
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OECD Webinar Friday 3 December at 13:00 (Paris time) – To play or to learn? Five-year-olds tell us what matters most

  OECD Education & Skills Webinar Series - Q&A Webinar About this webinar The OECD International Early Learning and Child Well-being Study asked over 4 500 five-year-olds what they liked best about their kindergarten or school. Almost all children gave very specific answers, and many explained the reasoning behind their...
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Calling for a New Approach to Building 21st Workforces: It’s About Skills Development, Not Education Attainment, Argue Experts Convened by the Forum for World Education
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Calling for a New Approach to Building 21st Workforces: It’s About Skills Development, Not Education Attainment, Argue Experts Convened by the Forum for World Education

  Calling for a New Approach to Building 21st Workforces: It’s About Skills Development, Not Education Attainment, Argue Experts Convened by the Forum for World Education As wealthy and developing nations alike seek to create workforces geared to 21st century opportunities and challenges, they are devoting intense effort to ensuring...
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Professor Eric Hanushek awarded the 2021 Yidan Prize – the world’s highest education accolade
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Professor Eric Hanushek awarded the 2021 Yidan Prize – the world’s highest education accolade

  HONG KONG, Sept. 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Professor Eric A. Hanushek and Dr Rukmini Banerji have been awarded the 2021 Yidan Prize, the world's highest education accolade, in recognition of their ground-breaking work addressing a crucial piece of the education puzzle: improving quality of education and outcomes for learners at scale. Following a rigorous...
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Beijing Royal School 25th Anniversary & 6th Integrate to Innovate International Education Forum
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Beijing Royal School 25th Anniversary & 6th Integrate to Innovate International Education Forum

  On behalf of Fazheng Group/Beijing Royal School, we warmly invite you as our most valued guests to watch the Live Stream of Beijing Royal School 25th Anniversary & 6th Integrate to Innovate International Education Forum, which will be held on Tuesday 9:30am 28th Sep Beijing Time (Monday 21:30 27th Sep...
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Academy for Leadership in Teacher Education (ALiTE) International Webinar Series for Exemplary Scholarship
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Academy for Leadership in Teacher Education (ALiTE) International Webinar Series for Exemplary Scholarship

The Faculty of Education of the University of Hong Kong (HKU) proudly presents the Distinguished Lecture of the Academy for Leadership in Teacher Education  (ALiTE)  International  Webinar  Series  for  Exemplary  Scholarship on “Educating Learners for Their Future – Not Our Past”, sponsored by the Tin Ka Ping Education Fund of the...
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To Shoulder the Responsibility of A New Era: Commencement of the Class of 2021 Held at Beijing Royal School
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To Shoulder the Responsibility of A New Era: Commencement of the Class of 2021 Held at Beijing Royal School

On May 28, Beijing Royal School honored the Class of 2021 with a grand commencement ceremony. The ceremony displayed the BRS pride in all graduates who demonstrated amazing tenacity and resilience in challenging times, and received offers from a wide range of prestigious universities and colleges around the world. The...
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OECD – Transitioning into an uncertain future
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OECD – Transitioning into an uncertain future

G20 EdWG by Andreas Schleicher
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Announcement: The Chinese/English Journal of Educational Measurement and Evaluation (open-source *free* journal)

The Chinese/English Journal of Educational Measurement and Evaluation | 教育测量与评估双语季刊 | 教育测量与评估双语季刊 is published in Chinese and English and is cosponsored by National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME) and Beijing Normal University (BNU). The Chinese/English Journal of Educational Measurement and Evaluation | 教育测量与评估双语季刊publishes original empirical articles which present new approaches to educational measurement and evaluation,...
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Two-day virtual event hosted by our collaborator, ETS – The cognitive and emotional impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on educational outcomes.

FWE is pleased to share the link below for a two-day virtual event hosted by our collaborator, ETS. These online panel discussions will examine the cognitive and emotional impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on educational outcomes, and delve into how it has influenced student learning and critical assessments. April 20,...
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FWE congratulates Planning Committee member, Randy Bennett on receiving AERA’s prestigious Lindquist Award

2020 Award Recipient Randy E. Bennett Educational Testing Service Dr. Randy Bennett holds the Norman O. Frederiksen Chair in Assessment Innovation at the Educational Testing Service.  During much of his career at ETS, Dr. Bennett has worked on applying insights from cognitive psychology to improving educational assessment with a special emphasis on...
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Webinar on New Administration: What’s the Next Step for Sino-US Education Cooperation?
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Webinar on New Administration: What’s the Next Step for Sino-US Education Cooperation?

Under the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the world has experienced a year of deep uncertainty, profound changes, and major disruption. The Sino-US relations have encountered great difficulties. In the New Year with the new US government coming to power, regarding the education policy, will there be any change for...
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Forum for World Education and ETS Announce Collaboration to Support Education Agencies Worldwide
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Forum for World Education and ETS Announce Collaboration to Support Education Agencies Worldwide

The Forum for World Education (FWE) and ETS (Educational Testing Service) have agreed to collaborate to bring ETS’s unique blend of expertise in assessment, research, and analysis to support education agencies around the world. Working with FWE, ETS will assist education ministries and their affiliated examination agencies in using advances...
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UPenn pledges $100 million to the School District of Philadelphia
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UPenn pledges $100 million to the School District of Philadelphia

Congratulations to University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, School Board President Joyce Wilkerson, and Superintendent of the School District of Philadelphia William R. Hite Jr., on their announcement today that Penn will contribute $100 million to the School District of Philadelphia, representing an unprecedented commitment to...
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Fazheng Group’s 2020 Integrate to Innovate Forum
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Fazheng Group’s 2020 Integrate to Innovate Forum

The Integrate to Innovate Education Forum is an international education event initiated by Fazheng Group with the support of China Education Association for International Exchange (CEAIE) and the Ministry of Education’s National Center for School Curriculum and Textbook Development. It has been held annually since 2016. Adhering to the concept...
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Educational Assessment: What to Watch in a Rapidly Changing World
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Educational Assessment: What to Watch in a Rapidly Changing World

This article is a written adaptation of the Presidential address I gave at the NCME annual conference in April 2018. The article describes my thoughts on the future of assessment. I discuss eleven likely characteristics of future tests and, for each characteristic, why I think it is important and what...
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A framework to guide an education response to the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020
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A framework to guide an education response to the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020

Developing an education strategy during the coronavirus crisis The result of a joint OECD-Harvard Graduate School of Education rapid assessment of education responses to the coronavirus pandemic in almost 100 countries, this report provides policy makers with a framework to develop plans to ensure disruptions to education are minimised during...
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Educational Research and Innovation: Back to the Future of Education – FOUR OECD SCENARIOS FOR SCHOOLING
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Educational Research and Innovation: Back to the Future of Education – FOUR OECD SCENARIOS FOR SCHOOLING

2020, this evocative year of hindsight and foresight, has humbled us with a global shock: the COVID-19 pandemic. We have been reminded that, despite the best laid plans, the truth is that the future likes to surprise us. To prepare our education systems for what may come, we have to...
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The Economic Impacts of Learning Losses (OECD – Eric A. Hanushek & Ludger Woessmann, September 2020)
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The Economic Impacts of Learning Losses (OECD – Eric A. Hanushek & Ludger Woessmann, September 2020)

The worldwide school closures in early 2020 led to losses in learning that will not easily be made up for even if schools quickly return to their prior performance levels. These losses will have lasting economic impacts both on the affected students and on each nation unless they are effectively...
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How can teachers and school systems respond to the COVID-19 pandemic?
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How can teachers and school systems respond to the COVID-19 pandemic?

  By Andreas Schleicher Director, OECD Directorate for Education and Skills As the world becomes increasingly interconnected, so do the risks we face. The COVID-19 pandemic. Has not stopped at national borders, and affected people regardless of nationality, level of education, income or gender. But that has not been true...
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