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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Learn Spanish or Get Left Behind

TeleSur – Staff Writer

“By 2050 the United States will be the world’s largest Spanish-speaking nation, the Cervantes Institute claims in a new report on the current state of the Spanish language.” (more)

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Essential to STEM Education: Other Subjects

U.S. News – Alan Neuhauser

“Educators, business leaders and politicians say science, technology, engineering and math education needs to start as soon as students enter school – and be better integrated with other topics, too.” (more)

Friday, September 5, 2014

Learn languages to boost your MBA

The Guardian – Stephen Hoare

“In the increasingly globalised world of work, multinational companies are looking to hire business high-flyers who can communicate in several different languages…Fluency in languages will complement your MBA and help you in your business career.” (more)

Friday, August 29, 2014

San Francisco 49ers, Chevron Team Up on STEM Education

Education News – Grace Smith

“The San Francisco 49ers’ aren’t just about football — the team has developed a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) initiative along with Chevron to boost learning opportunities for nearby students.” (more)

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Guest opinion: U.S. business depends on solid STEM education

The Billings Gazette – Monica Mainland and John Brewer

“With the arrival of the new school year, parents, students, educators and the community gear up with much anticipation. Traditional educational approaches have delivered good benefits in the past, but how can we move from good to great? How can we move our students from simply being “good enough” to make it to the next step, to a level of excellence that allows them to fully compete in a global economy?..” (more)

Friday, August 15, 2014

Vocational Schools Add Innovation to Attract Students

Education News – Kristin Decarr

“Vocational and technical schools across the US are getting a facelift. Without these schools that offer students skills for the workforce, many companies say they will not be able to keep up in today’s rapidly-developing global economy.” (more)

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

America Inc. Needs Attitude Adjustment to Reach Full Potential Abroad

The Huffington Post – Ryan McMunn

“As international trade continues to grow, America Inc. must shed the “Ignorant American” label that plagues it…American companies are at a tremendous disadvantage when negotiating abroad without a US decision maker who speaks the language of the country they are operating in.” (more)

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Firms must address language skills gap

Coventry Telegraph – Jenny Waddington

““Businesses need people with language skills to enable them to expand into new export markets by using the language of their customers to sell goods and services,” said Sophie Howe, chairman of the Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce. “Foreign jobseekers are nearly always ahead of their British counterparts when it comes to the number of languages spoken.” (more)

Principals Test Entrepreneurial Ideas in K-12

Education Week – Michelle R. Davis and Michele Molnar

“Faced with a rapidly changing set of challenges, including tight budgets, new technologies, and competition for students, some school leaders are incorporating entrepreneurial practices into their operations.” (more)

Panel: Improving rural education is key to helping poor communities

The Post and Courier – Jeremy Borden

“Rural education has come to the forefront recently…rural communities must be improved through their schools…businesses have clamored for more well-trained workers to fill needed jobs.” (more)