Addressing the Skills Gap Through After-School and Summer Programs

Education Week – Alli Lidie “In the United States, there is a large and ever-widening gap between the skills unemployed individuals possess and those that companies need to fill vacancies…Despite high rates of unemployment, an alarming 82 percent of...

Rethinking Unemployment: Why We Need to Invest in Children

The Huffington Post – Traci Donnelly “…to really find lasting solutions for chronic unemployment, we can’t focus only on the unemployed. We have to start in childhood, with measures that help children build on their strengths and thrive despite...

Children’s mental health is getting worse, says charity

The Yorkshire Post – Staff Writer “NINE OUT of 10 frontline professionals say children’s mental health has become worse or remained persistently bleak over the past year, a charity claims today…the charity says it is concerned pressures faced by...

The acronym that can fix America’s youth unemployment problem

The Washington Post – WILL.I.AM AND BEA PEREZ “Until we take science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) seriously in our schools, American students will continue to lag the world…in a nation where nearly one in five youth are unemployed, many...

Better Skills, Better Jobs, Better Lives

Education Week – Andreas Schleicher “Jobs, wealth and individual well-being depend on nothing more than on what people know, and what they can do with what they know…In short, without the right skills, people will languish on the margins of society,...