Lessons from Finland

Finland is known as an international success story as a result of reforms instituted decades ago that led to top scores on the PISA exams. A good summary of their “whatever it takes” attitude is in this
Smithsonian Magazine article.

How does Finland do it? That’s what a delegation of Massachusetts educators, policy makers and yours truly are hoping to find out as we head to Helsinki for a week of school visits, meetings and fact-finding. The trip has been organized by Primary Source and EF Education.

I had the opportunity to travel with this group to China two years ago and many of my fellow travelers are joining this trip as well. MBAE has invited these education leaders to post their impressions and ideas on our MassEdForum and we hope you will follow our journey over the next week.

Right now, it is Saturday night and we are at Logan airport waiting for our 10:20 p.m. flight! More to come… and follow us on Twitter @MBAENews!

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