This free, online event was held on August 17, 2011, and was convened by the Ash Center's Government Innovators Network. Please visit the event page to access the slide presentations and resources associated with this webinar.

Event description: A report being released on August 17, 2011, compares U.S. proficiency in math and reading with that of other industrialized nations and considers the implications for long term economic growth.

The Harvard study shows each state's international standing in math and reading achievement. It has been prepared under the auspices of Harvard's Program on Education Policy and Governance (PEPG) and Education Next at the Taubman Center for State and Local Government at the Harvard Kennedy School.

In concurrence with this release, this webinar will feature one of the report's authors who will present a summary of the findings and take questions from the audience for discussion.

This webinar was presented by Paul E. Peterson. Other report authors are Ludger Woessmann, Eric A. Hanushek, and Carlos X. Lastra-Anadón.