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How 'Global Citizenship' Education Can Fill the Skilled Workers Gap

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Education

"Non-cognitive" skills such as critical thinking and creativity are just as vital as traditional skills in helping 21st century students.

State of the Union: An Educator's Take on Obama's 'Year of Action'

President of the United States Barack Obama. (Pete Souza/Official White House Photo)
Education

Can we finally make education the great equalizer Horace Mann said it could be, nearly 200 years ago? Tony Jackson cites some common practices in East Asian school systems that are among the world's best.

Has Recent Coverage of Global School Rankings Missed the Point?

Students in class at the Jing'an Education College Affiliated School in Shanghai, China, whose school system was named
Education

The United States and China have a number of ideological differences — but is education policy one of them? Ahead of an Asia Society New York panel discussion on December 10, four education experts assess a hotly debated new global education study.

What Americans Don't Know About the World

An Afghan youth shouts at an anti-U.S. protest in Kabul on Sept. 16, 2012, when students poured into the streets of Kabul to protest a film mocking Islam that has also sparked deadly riots in the Middle East and North Africa. (Massoud Hossaini/AFP/GettyImages)
Education

The non-profit organization World Savvy released new research on what American graduates know about the world. It reveals a troubling gap between important world events and trends, and what a rising generation does not know.

How to Reform Schools: Lessons from the Best

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Education

It's a fact: American students' academic achievements are falling desperately behind their peers worldwide. It's not surprising considering the state of American schools: one in three students in American never graduate and only one in two students in urban centers have a high school diploma.

It's also true that nations with declining education systems will also suffer economically as a result. In short, American schools are not preparing the rising generation for the global knowledge economy of the future.

Education Secretary Highlights Asia Society Work

Minnijean Brown Trickey (left), one of the
Education

US Secretary of Education message for teachers: our nation's future prosperity depends on you.