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Training And Education Beyond The Obsession With STEM

Forbes – Milton Ezrati

“Trade can help alleviate the pressures of this country’s aging demographic by allowing the economy to source labor-intensive products from abroad. It can only work, however, if the United States has something else to sell the world in return. Right now, the country has huge comparative and absolute advantages in producing high-value products. Its workforce is better educated and better trained than those of the emerging economies, where the United States would source its purchases of labor-intensive products. That workforce also has much more capital and technology at its disposal. To carry on this way, the economy will need to sustain these advantages, and that will involve an ever-greater emphasis on training and innovation.” (more)

Bridging the Gap

Language Magazine – Tom Beeman

“The term education gap often refers to socioeconomic factors such as race, income, or gender, and perhaps even issues such as equity and access to education come to mind. But what about linguistic abilities or even the differences between the way the same subject matter is taught in high schools versus colleges? Unfortunately, there seems to be a gap between these different levels of education, especially when it comes to the teaching of world languages. To solve this dilemma, it is important to learn about trends in both secondary and post-secondary language teaching, be open to input from those in the field, and begin to come up with ideas for possible solutions. Though this article focuses on the teaching of Spanish, many of these same issues and solutions could easily be applied to other languages.” (more)

What role does personalization play in college and career readiness?

E-School News – Julia Ottesen

“College and career readiness has grown to be a hot topic that is on the mind of every educational leader in the nation. But being college and career ready takes more than just career counseling or use of software in the classroom—it takes personalized, differentiated instruction that starts at an early age. Students must understand their unique strengths and interests, and teachers must see themselves as part of the global working world. Innovators in education shared their expertise on preparing students to be ready for the working world in a recent edWebinar.” (more)

Nine Things To Know About Saving For Education

Forbes – Roxana Maddahi

“The cost of college increases by approximately 8% per year on average, making the financial burden terrifying. The average cost of a four-year private university today is $34,740. Based on those numbers, tuition at a private university could cost kids born today well over $100,000 a year.” (more)

College Decision Day Brings Relief, Excitement And Big Worries About Money

KQED News Mind/Shift – Elissa Nadworny

“Across the country, schools celebrate the achievement in different ways. Some hold assemblies where students get up and announce their decisions. In other places, students wear their college gear — a T-shirt or ball cap or sweatshirt. Walk down any high school hallway — or sit in a college adviser’s office — and you’ll likely hear a chorus of “Where are you going next year? What’s your school choice? Where are you going?” That’s what I hear in an adviser’s office at McKinley Tech High School in Washington, D.C. The room is abuzz with activity. Students are filling out scholarship prompts, trying to access their financial award letters to inform last minute decisions and announcing their final college choice to anyone who asks.” (more)