Here’s a link to a feature about a new World Bank report on how Shanghai manages to be so high (1st!) in the global educational attainment tables.  The key findings are:

  • Shanghai’s performance on international tests is linked to a strong education system with efficient public financing.
  • Shanghai’s policies and investments have created a great teacher workforce, established clear learning standards and regular student assessments, and struck a balance between autonomy and accountability in school management.

The full report is here, and there’s a WB blog on why education matters for economic development.

Meanwhile, we wonder if there will be an Empty Classroom Day on June 17th in Shanghai, and hope to get a report from ‘our man’ on the ground.

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