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Too often, STEM reform has entailed well-intentioned efforts to superimpose good ideas on a rickety, aged set of institutions and organizations. If today’s earnest efforts are to deliver more than that, then good intentions and thoughtful proposals must be joined by a fierce commitment to remaking America’s schools and school systems for the 21st century.
Comcast recognizes that one of the most crucial skill sets needed for success in the 21st century is an in-depth knowledge of computers and other technological tools.
While there is broad consensus that high-quality teachers are key in raising student achievement, there is significant disagreement about how to measure and reward quality, as well as how to ensure that every classroom has a high-quality teacher. This In Focus brief, the first of four, will discuss what is driving the teacher quality conversation at the national, state, and local levels.
Consider these facts: the cost of higher education is rising nationwide, but those who obtain a postsecondary degree earn on average $1 million more over a lifetime than students who only have a high school diploma.
State fact sheets providing the most up to date K-12 statistics in each of the 50 states plus the District of Columbia.
Today’s teachers that embrace innovation and the latest technological advances in their classrooms are key to igniting a passion for creative thinking in young minds – an imperative skill that a 21st century workforce must possess.
2010 was a busy and productive year for ICW. We continued to grow our Business LEADs Network; convened a high-level panel of experts to discuss the midterm election results and their impact on education and workforce policy; published numerous reports on the importance of business supporting a range of issues, from early childhood education to extended learning time opportunities; and brought the documentary film Waiting for “Superman” to business audiences in a nationwide 12-city tour; among many other efforts.
Rhode Island has a prominent education reform group in its midst that is working towards ensuring that every child in the state has access to excellent public education.