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Equity and excellence in the U.S. schools

Equity is becoming a central goal in public education in the U.S. Commission led by Congressman Mike Honda (D-CA) published its report to the U.S. Secretary of Education in February. See that work here: 

I will give keynote address in the event held in Chicago, IL, on Monday 15th April about enhancing equity in system-wide…

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CBC’s Sunday Edition on Finnish Lessons

Michael Enright spoke to Finland’s education reform guru, Dr. Pasi Sahlberg, about how the country’s egalitarian, low-stress model has helped Finnish students reach for the top in the Canadian Broadcasting Company’s Sunday Edition on 17th February. Link to podcast here.

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NPR’s On Point: Education Lessons From Finland and South Korea

National Public Radio’s (NPR) On Point takes a closer look at school systems in South Korea and Finland. Professor Okhwa Lee, Professor of Computer Education, Chungbuk National University, South Korea and Pasi Sahlberg, Director General of CIMO, Finland, discuss what their high-performing school systems do that would help the U.S.  and is there anything they could learn from one another. NCEE’s director Marc Tucker…

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Greek edition of Finnish Lessons

Finnish Lessons will be available in Greek soon. Official book launch with talks and lectures will take place in Athens, Greece, on 27th and 28th February. Greek colleagues were the first to translate this book for their educators. It is a particular pleasure to see this Greek edition ready soon. Special thanks to Kostas and others for hard work to get this done.

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And the winner of the 2012 Education Award is…

I was honored to receive the 2012 Education Award issued by the Trade Union of Education in Finland on Saturday 26th January, This annual award is a recognition to Finns who have contributed to improving education and enhancing teaching and learning in Finland. In my acceptance speech I said that “if this kind of recognition comes from somebody, I am particularly happy…

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Dutch edition of Finnish Lessons launched in the Hague

Dutch edition of Finnish Lessons was officially launched in the Hague on January 16. Book launch was hosted by Finnish Ambassador Klaus Korhonen in his residence. Invitees included representatives from the Dutch Ministry of Education, several members of the Dutch Parliament and high-rank education experts. Dutch edition of Finnish Lessons includes an epilogue by Jan Heijmans. Publisher is

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Artikkeli Suomen koulutusviennistä

Ammattikasvatuksen aikakauskirja 4/2012 tarkastelee koulutusvientiä. Lue ”Kuka ostaisi suomalaista koulutusosaamista” tästä.

“Suomalaisten 15-vuotiaiden menestys OECD:n PISA-tutkimuksissa on odottamattomalla tavalla lisännyt mielenkiintoa suomalaista koulutusta kohtaan maailmalla. Pelkästään opetus- ja…

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Finnish Lessons won the 2013 Grawemeyer Award

”Finnish Lessons: What can the world learn from educational change in Finland” won the prestigious 2013 Grawemeyer Award in education issued annually by the University of Louisville. The Grawemeyer Awards are five annual prizes given in the fields of music, political science, psychology, education and religion. They were founded by H. Charles Grawemeyer to help make the world a better place. Read more

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Website renewed!

I have redesigned my website to better serve those who look for information and ideas about education policies and reforms in Finland and beyond. I will maintain this site regularly and offer updates to recent developments and events.

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