As the United States emerges from the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, top innovators in business, government, and the civic sector are developing inventive ways to tackle this country’s most pressing issues.
Last month, the online education provider Coursera announced expanded partnerships with 10 state university systems—the latest evidence that online learning is
America is in a global race for the future, and it’s falling behind. It’s a race to educate, train, attract, and invest in employees who are able to compete and grow in the 21st century.
While collecting data for the “Transparency & Accountability” section of our 2012 Leaders & Laggards report, I discovered that Texas’s online institutional resumes, while a bit bland in deli
The United States is losing ground. Between 1880 and 1980, we were a world leader in wage parity, productivity, and technological innovation. Our country gained, on average, about one year’s worth of education per decade. As a nation, we were out-educating and out-performing the world.
In the Institute for a Competitive Workforce report Help Wanted 2012: Addressing the Skills Gap, to which I was privileged to contribute, business and education leaders shared their visio
The business community has a lot of interest in how the nation’s education system is performing. After all, companies are the eventual consumer of the education system. So, does business believe our education system is living up to its potential? No.
The Obama Administration has finally released their budget and thus begins the flurry of chatter in the District. One area of particular interest is the President’s proposal for moving forward with student loan interest rates.
The New York Times’ Thomas Friedman recently interviewed Harvard education specialist, Tony Wagner about adapting our education system to align with workforce n