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"What Makes Finnish Kids So Smart?  Finland's teens score extraordinarily high on an international test. American educators are trying to figure out why." -Feb. 29, 2008 Wall Street Journal report

"What Makes Finnish Kids So Smart? Finland's teens score extraordinarily high on an international test. American educators are trying to figure out why.

Finnish Lessons: What Can the World Learn from Educational Change in Finland? (Series on School Reform)

Finnish Lessons: What Can the World Learn from Educational Change in Finland? (Series on School Reform): Pasi Sahlberg, Paul Michael Garcia:.

Finnish National Board of Education

Finnish National Agency for Education - Front page

What the world can learn from educational change in Finland. How can we help our teachers, teach our children......

"School We Can Envy" by Diane Ravitch, with fascinating info. about Finnish schools

Finnish education in a nutshell.  http://www.minedu.fi/export/sites/default/OPM/Julkaisut/2013/liitteet/Finnish_education_in_a_nuttshell.pdf?lang=en

Finnish education in a nutshell. http://www.minedu.fi/export/sites/default/OPM/Julkaisut/2013/liitteet/Finnish_education_in_a_nuttshell.pdf?lang=en

Finnish educator offers suggestions for American schools

Marin County educators gathered this week to imagine a world without standardized tests, one in which teachers would teach less and students would study less — yet score near the top on international tests of math, reading and science.

FINLAND - Lifestyle of Education by Riku Niemelä. FINLAND - Lifestyle of Education, is a documentary film discovering the factors behind the praised Finnish education system.

FINLAND - Lifestyle of Education by Riku Niemelä. FINLAND - Lifestyle of Education, is a documentary film discovering the factors behind the praised Finnish education system. minutes long, but impressive and insightful.

Extra Teachers for Struggling Students Finnish Education

The average class size in Finland is 20 students. There is no tracking or separation of students based on ability. They are all taught in the same…

Why Finland's public schools are so successful.     Radio interview by Michael Enright, 2/17/2013.  http://www.cbc.ca/thesundayedition/shows/2013/02/17/finnish-schools/#

Why Finland's public schools are so successful. Radio interview by Michael Enright, 2/17/2013. http://www.cbc.ca/thesundayedition/shows/2013/02/17/finnish-schools/#

Finnish educational safety net is wide, strong - JSOnline - Finland's education system is number one in the world. They're boosting investment in safety nets for immigrant, low income, and special ed students.

Vesala Comprehensive School in Finland is part of a national system where the performance gap between the lowest and highest achieving students is one of the narrowest among developed countries, according to a respected international exam.

Finland’s Education System: 10 Surprising Facts That Americans Shouldn’t Ignore

Every year, careers fairs and and a slew of media advertisements try to convince you of the nobility of the teaching profession. If you have a degree and a well-worn copy of The Dead Poets' Society .

#Finland knows what's best. The 10 things that make a #Finnish education the  best in the world.

The Finnish economy, which has contracted for three years in a row, is still reeling, but the country’s rising startup scene is a careful indication that.