Education

Finding the political will to close the excellence gap

When it comes to educating our best and brightest young minds – and preparing them to compete in a world that consistently demands highly educated workers – America is awash in a sea of untapped potential.

And when it comes to identifying...

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Educational success is about more than just a degree

For far too long, there has been a discrepancy in what students are learning in the classroom and what employers say they need in the workplace. The passage of the bipartisan Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act in 2014 was an important step...

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Economics should go back to school

Understanding the private sector – and the prosperity it provides for millions of Americans and others around the globe – is one of the best kept secrets there is in today’s schooling. Unfortunately, economics is nearly invisible in elementary...

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Flexible student aid would help opportunity youth

By the time Peter Drucker popularized the term the “knowledge economy” in 1966, the American Dream still resonated with young people who were told that if they worked hard and got a college degree they...

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Uniting a divided nation

If you’ve turned on the news or scrolled through social media over the past few weeks, your optimism about the state of our country may be waning.  Respectful political discourse has hit a new low, rhetoric on social media is alienating, and...

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