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Knowledge Economy

The Global Search for Education: Learning How to Learn

C. M. Rubin | Posted 01.23.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"Numeracy and literacy are important, but learning is also a vehicle to help people recover and regain what is most critical to them - their own dign...

The Global Search for Education: Trends

C. M. Rubin | Posted 01.20.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"There is a lot of pressure placed on education to act as one of the major levers to reduce inequality, but it cannot act alone."  -- Tracey Burns ...

The Global Search for Education: The New Higher Ed

C. M. Rubin | Posted 11.08.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"Members of our Founding Class have secured internships and positions at Ashoka, Learn Capital, Santa Fe Institute, Uber, and other great institution...

Lessons for Entrepreneurs From Lee Kuan Yew

Shastri Purushotma | Posted 05.30.2015 | Business
Shastri Purushotma

While there is much to learn from this remarkable statesman and the transformative experience of Singapore that could fill many volumes, I would like to focus in the short space here on a few key lessons that entrepreneurs and companies can take from the founding and rapid growth of Singapore.

Teachers, Like the Rest of Us, Must Be Salesmen Now

Gabriel Sanchez Zinny | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Gabriel Sanchez Zinny

Teachers will have increasingly challenging jobs, as the 21st century labor market demands different abilities from different individuals -- as well as flexibility and adaptation over the course of an individual's career.

Are College Grads Overqualified and Under-prepared?

Gabriel Sanchez Zinny | Posted 11.16.2013 | Latino Voices
Gabriel Sanchez Zinny

Given the new -- and continually changing -- types of skills currently in demand, it is not clear what the ideal path is for high school graduates. But what does seem clear is that we need an expanded conception of what constitutes higher education.

The Global Search for Education: If not the SAT, What?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 04.06.2013 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

What if this 21st century replacement for the SAT was able to measure high school students' critical thinking, analytical reasoning, problem solving, and written communication; in other words, all the essential skills that both educators and employers have said students need to succeed in college and the workplace?

Strengthening the Pathway to Higher Education

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 01.19.2013 | Education
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

College access is a national imperative. Once first in the world, the United States now ranks 12th among 36 developed nations in the percentage of the population with a college degree.

Apple's Attack on the Knowledge Economy

Christopher Newfield | Posted 06.30.2012 | Business
Christopher Newfield

Cuts to places like De Anza destroy mass access to a knowledge economy that is led by Apple. Corporate tax avoidance has for decades been a major mechanism of crumbling the social bridging performed by higher ed.

A National Imperative: 5 Ways America Can Succeed in the New Knowledge Economy

Deb Bushway | Posted 01.08.2012 | Education
Deb Bushway

As we address issues of American competitiveness, we need to widen our lens and think differently about the education of the American workforce -- particularly of non-traditional students, like working adults.

Michael Lind on the Collapse of Left and Right

Robert Teitelman | Posted 11.02.2011 | Politics
Robert Teitelman

Like Wall Street over the past decade, we politically (and perhaps socially) have gone about creating intellectual monocultures, which may do one or two things surpassingly well, but which may prove exceedingly vulnerable.

When Plenty is Not Nearly Enough

Julian L. Alssid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Julian L. Alssid

I am getting to see the kind of education reform I have dedicated my career to promoting become the "it". The problem is the "it" isn't that simple any more.

Disillusionment And The 'Knowledge Economy'

Bob Wells | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bob Wells

S's death has become an example of (or at least a metaphor for) the pained existence of the growing number of people I know and hear about who could be classed professionally as Knowledge Workers.

Candidates Must Develop Plan For American Workers Based On Knowledge Economy

Julian L. Alssid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Julian L. Alssid

It is puzzling that during the past two presidential debates neither candidate has offered specifics about what he will do to help Americans get throu...