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Jennifer Dorman

eSchoolNews - Report: Retool instruction, or U.S. will fail - 0 views

  • As the world continues to shift from an industrial economy to a service economy driven by information, knowledge, and innovation, cultivating 21st-century skills is vital to economic success
  • While the global economy has been changing, the United States has focused primarily on closing domestic achievement gaps and largely has ignored the growing necessity of graduating students capable of filling emerging job sectors
  • this goal has skirted the competitive demand for advanced skills
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  • businesses now require workers who can handle more responsibility and contribute more to productivity and innovation
  • "It has become apparent that there isn't a lack of employees who are technically proficient, but a lack of employees who can adequately communicate and collaborate, innovate, and think critically," said Ken Kay, P21 president.
  • "21st Century Skills, Education, and Competitiveness"
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    U.S. schools must teach 21st-century skills for the nation to be globally competitive, it says From eSchool News staff and wire service reports
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