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Raising the Bar on the Academic Pole Vault: Gov. Bob Wise’s Second Olympic Report from London

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July 24, 2012 05:09 pm


Although the scores on international tests don’t reflect it yet, the US academic team has been implementing rigorous training methods and adopting new policies in hopes of gaining higher achievement.

In his second video report from London, Alliance President Bob Wise talks about three promising policy reforms: common core state standards; Race to the Top; and digital learning.

To watch Governor Wise’s video report from London, click on the image to the left or visit

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If you missed Gov. Wise’s first Olympic video, which was shot in front of Buckingham Palace, you can watch it at

And stay tuned next week for Governor Wise’s third report, which will look at some of the favorites to take home academic gold.


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