Center for Global Education Report Examines How to Support the Development of 21st Century Competencies

"System Supports for 21st Century Competencies"

NEW YORK, September 7, 2016 – A new report from the Center for Global Education at Asia Society and Policy Studies Associates, examines how six different cities across Asia and North America are building education systems that support the development of 21st century competencies.

Leaders from Denver, Hiroshima, New York City, Seattle, Seoul, and Singapore gathered in Shanghai last November to share their approaches creating systems that support students in developing the competencies needed for success in school, career, and life. This report is the result of that working group meeting, as well as follow-up conversations with system leaders.

Despite differences in cultural and policy contexts across these six cities, the group discovered common threads throughout.

The report is possible thanks to the support of the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation.

For more information about the report and the Center for Global Education, email Anne Hilton at