Join UsGlobal Perspectives on Education: Lessons in Learning for a Flat World

As Houston strives to remain at the forefront of a rapidly changing global economy, there are few things as essential as the quality of our public schools. We will sink or swim based on the skills, creativity and entrepreneurship of our local graduates.

What can we learn from top performing systems -- not just at home, but worldwide?
This idea was the impetus for bringing an international focus to our 2013-14 Speaker Series on Public Education, which marks the fifth annual partnership between Houston A+ Challenge and Chevron. This year’s series is an unprecedented opportunity to explore the world’s most exciting and effective ideas in education.
You are invited to be our guest at this year’s series of free, public lectures. We hope you will join us for these though-provoking events, hosted generously by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

More About this Series

Strong Performers and Successful Reformers in Education: Lessons from PISA for the United States


Many Paths to Excellence: Lessons from Finland


Director General of CIMO (National Centre for International Mobility and Cooperation) at the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture

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  • Read highlights from the presentation
  • View the full public lecture at MFAH or the In Focus interview

Register - Pasi Sahlberg

Thinking Schools, Learning Nation: Lessons from Singapore


Head, Office of Academic Quality Management, Associate Professor, English Language & Literature, National Institute of Education, Singapore
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  • View slides from the Feb. 19 public lecture at MFAH
  • View video of the full lecture or the In Focus interview

Learn More- Ee-Ling Low

Strong Performers, Successful Reformers: Lessons for the U.S.


Deputy Director for Education and Skills and Special Advisor on Education Policy to the OECD’s Secretary-General

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  • View slides from the presentation
  • Read more about Andreas Schleicher
  • View video of the March 25 lecture


Learn More - Andreas Schleicher


Redesigning Student Learning: Lessons from an Indian Slum


Professor of Educational Technology at the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences, Newcastle University

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  • Read highlights from the presentation
  • View slides and video
  • Learn how to create self-organized learning

Learn More - Sugata Mitra