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Could Shanghai's School Improvement System Work Here?

Teacher mentorship programs between low and high performing schools help bring everyone in the city up to speed.

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15-year-olds in Shanghai, China outscored their peers around the globe in 2010 on the Program for International Student Assessment, a test that's given every three years to measure and compare achievement. It turns out that the secret to Shanghai's success is less about competition and more about collaboration between the city's excellent schools and its subpar schools.

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