Businesses are calling for greater global competence and language proficiency in job seekers. One state describes how they created a supply that meets the demand.

What are the best ways to support teachers? The answer from some of the best school systems in the world, is to make wise investments in the profession.

Language teachers often use a lot of gestures, especially in beginner level classes. New research shows there is a method to the kinesthetic madness.

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping visit a school and focus on educational issues the two nations share.

Vivien Stewart, senior advisor to Asia Society, offers advice to districts and states based on the lessons from high-performing school systems.

We know that a number of other countries have gotten a lot better than us, accelerating educational improvement in a short time and on a large scale. What exactly has enabled them to raise their game and become global high performers? And are there lessons for U.S. schools?

Climate change, population growth, pandemic diseases, and pollution. Green technologies, new mobility systems, and advances in biotechnology. The science classroom is a powerful place for students to explore local implications of global problems and opportunities.

As a language educator, my primary concern is that students are offered a high-quality, enriching, and yes, exciting, language learning experience. Quite frankly, I don't care if it's Hindi, Arabic, Swahili, or Dutch.

Keep in mind these three important goals as we consider digital learning.

Margaret Reed Millar from the Council of Chief State School Officers continues her exploratory essay on ways the Common Core State Standards dovetails with global competence.


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