Innovation in Education: Building the Workforce of the Future

Innovation in Education: Building the Workforce of the Future

Description (can't remember if you need this or not): Research indicates that people with more education live longer, healthier lives, yet the American education system continues to lag behind other developed nations in terms of preparing students for success. According to international assessments, American students rank around the middle of the pack in science, math and reading skills. Additionally absenteeism remains higher—and graduation rates lower—in the U.S. compared to other industrialized nations.

In short: Our education system is ripe for innovation. And, with the support of private-sector partners, a growing number of nonprofits and community groups are stepping in to offer new solutions. In this series sponsored by the SunTrust Foundation, we’ll look at innovative new models in early childhood, K-12 and postsecondary education—and dive into how they improve outcomes for students and create the foundation for a life well-lived.

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Stackable Credentials and Modular Programs Bring More Options to Postsecondary Education
The future of postsecondary education will be modular, stackable and more democratic. That’s according to edX, a nonprofit organization founded by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, that is re-imagining the postsecondary education model. In their view, our rapidly evolving economy, fueled by constant...
Nov 8, 2019 11:15 AM ET
Private-Sector Grantmaking Can Play a Role in Education Innovation
This article series is sponsored by the SunTrust Foundation and produced by the TriplePundit editorial team. Several years ago, while flipping through a copy of USA Today during a business trip in China, an article about a Shanghai middle school caught my attention.   Apparently, every three years, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)...
Oct 7, 2019 2:15 PM ET
Businesses and Educators Come Together to Transform the High School Experience
This article series is sponsored by the SunTrust Foundation and produced by the TriplePundit editorial team. Four years ago, things did not look good for Banneker High School in Fulton County, Georgia, about 15 miles south of Atlanta. It was performing in the bottom 5 percent of all schools in the state. Six out of 10 students did not graduate. Teacher retention was...
Sep 19, 2019 10:00 AM ET
This All-Girls Charter School Is Out to Close the Gender Gap in STEM
This article series is sponsored by the SunTrust Foundation and produced by the TriplePundit editorial team. The recent 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing meant the resurrection of images depicting NASA’s anxious mission-control...
Sep 6, 2019 12:45 PM ET
Mentorship Changes the Game in Early Childhood and Elementary Education
This article series is sponsored by the SunTrust Foundation and produced by the TriplePundit editorial team. It’s amazing to see what can happen when an adult and a child spend 30 uninterrupted minutes together with a book.  So says John Gibson, an Atlanta lawyer who specializes in intellectual property litigation. Gibson also serves as the board chair for...
Sep 4, 2019 12:35 PM ET

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