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Title: The Smartest Kids in the World and How They Got That Way

Author: Amanda Ripley

Published: August 2013

Book Summary:

As more and more data is collected about the growing divide between America’s education system and other nations in the developed world, the question arises: “what are other countries doing so much better than we are?” Seeking answers, Amanda Ripley followed three American students on their adventures in overseas education and has uncovered the secret of their success: there is no secret. They follow a deceptively simple, even intuitive formula: rigorous training for and robust evaluation of teachers, the informed participation of parents, and the cultivation of trust and engagement of students. Fortunately, all of these things are within our reach, and by embracing them, we can transform our nation.

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