By any measure, this island of 5.7 million people is a global city, only a half century old as a post-colonial outpost that won independence in 1965, and already is a world pace setter in many categories.
SINGAPORE -- Belinda Charles has the résumé of an accomplished lifelong educator: former principal of two secondary schools and a junior college, and before that, vice principal of another junior college.
Modern Singapore is rooted in the vision of the country's first prime minister and its decades-long leader, Lee Kuan Yew. Today it is a vision realized.
Texas public educators and business leaders recently traveled to Singapore to learn more about one of world's most successful public school systems.