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.
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.