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President Obama Calls for American Education System to Align with Global Economy
The federal government is nearly tripling the money going to local schools with a challenge to build a world-class education system. What's your plan? more
Students today should have the opportunities to learn with, not just about, their global peers. Photo: iStockPhoto
Global Learning: From Community Innovation to National Policy
There is an inverse relationship between the growing importance of international relations and how little most high school graduates know. This article outlines ways to correct the problem. more
World's Education Leaders to Meet
Teachers, ministers, and other education leaders to gather for summit on teaching profession. more
"To be able to dream and work together, more Americans must be able to speak Chinese," said Under Secretary McHale (yesfoto/istockphoto)
Languages Key to Soft Power
U.S. Under Secretary of State Judith McHale discusses U.S.-China relations. more
Congress is working on funding more programs that lead to language fluency among Americans. (inhauscreative/istockphoto)
Rep. Rush Holt on Language Legislation
The U.S. Congressman outlines legislation that supports greater language capacity in the United States. more
Second graders watch as President Obama delivers a back-to-school address to school children on September 8, 2009 in Denver, Colorado (John Moore/Getty Images)
Key Ingredient Missing in 21st Century Education
What the President left out of his speech to the nation's school children. more
President Obama wrote "Dream big dreams!" on a school wall in Wisconsin. Photo: Pete Souza for The Official White House Photostream/flickr.com.
Race to the Top Funding
The President and Secretary of Education announced that states are to compete for a one-time, $4.35 billion worth of educational funding. The plan is to create a world-class education system, but something is missing.... more
Illustration: Friztin/iStockphoto.com
Federal Funding Sources
Ways to use federal dollars to pay for global learning and school reform. more
Recommendations to the President and Secretary of Education
Five key policy recommendations from select national education organizations. more
Photo courtsey flickr/Jason Means
Dear Mr. President
Your election dramatically signifies America’s ability to renew and reinvent itself in response to the urgent need for change. Nowhere is this clearer than in education. more