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Making a Success of Every School

The Program on America and the Global Economy along with Paul Vallas, Distinguished Scholar and noted education reformer recently released a publication identifying the main challenges facing U.S. education in the 21st century.

LNG: To export or not to export, that is the question

The U.S. is rapidly moving from being dependent on imported fossil fuels to becoming a major world producer. In addition to our oil and coal, we are sitting on vast supplies of natural gas, and technological innovations have made it possible to tap previously unattainable resources. So what should we do with these new-found riches?

Funding the Foundation: Basic Science at the Crossroads

Proceedings from a conference with leading experts examining the hugely successful American model of technological and scientific innovation. They stress the importance of government funding of physical science for the realms of national security, education, and industry.

Education in the Wake of Natural Disaster

Education in the Wake of Natural Disaster examines the successes and challenges of education reform in Haiti, before and after the earthquake that devastated the nation in 2010. Using two examples of success in systems impacted by natural disasters: post-earthquake Chile and post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans; Paul Vallas and Tressa Pankovits explore how lessons learned could be adapted and emulated in a country like Haiti that is desperate for reform, with over 50 percent of its population under the age of 18.

Commercial Diplomacy in the 21st Century

The Wilson Center and the Council of American Ambassadors co-convened a conference in April to explore the changing and growing role of ambassadors to advance America's economic interests abroad.
A Greek and an EU flag fly over the Greek ministry of finance in Athens

Greece Should Stay with Eurozone

Exiting the Eurozone will only exacerbate the austerity Greek voters have balked at, says Kent Hughes. Rather than leave, Greek economic and political leadership should seize the opportunity to rebuild a civic culture that will support stable finances and long-term growth.

From the Classroom to Washington: Einsteins on Education Reform

On June 28-29, 2010, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars hosted the 20th Anniversary Summit of the Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program. The fellows offer a unique perspective on U.S. schools and educational policy making; they have been chosen by the Department of Energy to spend a fellowship year, or two, in congressional or executive offices based on their excellence in teaching science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects in K-12 schools. This report highlights the outcomes of the summit and focuses on key issues in STEM education.

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