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September 01, 2015

Foreign Language Policies: Is Everyone Else Really Speaking English?

A look at language policies in other countries, which demonstrate how much the United States is missing out on by living in a monolingual bubble.

August 16, 2015

America's Guidance Counseling Crisis: A Potential Solution From Abroad

What if we provided all students with access to comprehensive guidance counseling that put them on realistic pathways to college and careers?

May 07, 2015

A Framework for Global-Education Policy

What are the policies that states need to have in place to support global education?

May 05, 2015

How to Create Actionable and Sustainable Education Policies

How can states create and implement an action plan to support education goals? Here are some recommendations based on the example of North Carolina.

February 26, 2015

Governors Missing the Link Between Global Competitiveness and Global Competence

How global education can help governors meet their education goals while remaining globally competitive.

February 24, 2015

CTE and Global Education: The Perfect Marriage

Global competence is a natural fit in CTE programs. Learn why and read about examples from Ohio.

December 16, 2014

Igniting Youth to Success through Afterschool

Research shows that investing in high-quality afterschool programs addresses many of the challenges that Minnesota and many other states face in helping youth succeed in school, work, and life.

October 17, 2014

Globally Competent Kentucky: A State Approach

As mentioned in our previous blog, we are beginning to see an increased interest by states to provide their students with a globally focused education, including increased access to world language programs and acknowledgement of heritage languages through seals of biliteracy. Kentucky has not only made a public statement on the importance of global competence and world languages for its students, but is taking time to evaluate the situation before moving to expansion. Lu Young explains.

October 14, 2014

State Coalitions for Global Competence: Leadership Matters

Being a state leader in education has many challenges. Yet despite the persistent nudge of crushing responsibility, there are groups of chief state school officers and governors who have made great strides in integrating global content into student expectations. Why do they make the professional commitment and personal sacrifice to accomplish all of this and more? Because they know that at the heart of what they do, they want to prepare children for the future and the interconnected world in which they will be working and living.

October 10, 2014

Growing Global: Reflections on 10 Years in the Field

The Global Learning blog is beginning a series, starting today, to reflect on the state of global competence and the growth we have seen over the years in programs and policies that promote it. This is what we will endeavor to do over the course of the next nine weeks in this blog—look at where we are and from where we have come, how we have grown, and the challenges we still face.

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