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Global Competitiveness

Research and Innovation: The U.S. Risks Getting Left Behind

Dr. Ricardo Azziz | Posted 12.14.2014 | College
Dr. Ricardo Azziz

"Just as energy is the basis of life itself, and ideas the source of innovation, so is innovation the vital spark of all human change, improvement and...

The World Has Problems? Ask Your Kids to Solve Them!

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 11.19.2014 | Fifty
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

What happens when 2,000 kids from around the world show up in Ames, Iowa to solve world problems? They get solved, and by some of the brightest kid's who are between 10 - 18 years old!

Report: US Teachers Love Their Jobs But Don't Feel Valued

Emily Richmond | Posted 08.26.2014 | Education
Emily Richmond

America's public school teachers love their jobs, despite feeling underappreciated by society and facing enormous challenges in the workplace, according to a new international survey of educators.

Your Face Here: Pixlee Posts Your Tagged Photos to Big Brands' Website

Steve Mariotti | Posted 03.26.2014 | Small Business
Steve Mariotti

Kyle Wong is the cofounder and CEO of Pixlee, a tech company that leverages the trove of visual brand endorsements available on the web today. The st...

PISA Is a Wake-up Call but to Whom and For What?

Stacie Nevadomski Berdan | Posted 02.05.2014 | Education
Stacie Nevadomski Berdan

The latest international test scores are in, and the United States hasn't made much progress on its mediocre results from 2010.

We the Country of Chocolate Labradors

Julie Kantor | Posted 12.18.2013 | Impact
Julie Kantor

Jeri represents to me the heart of American spirit. I believe in our resiliency we are all Chocolate Labradors at our core.

America's Leadership Must Reclaim the Immigrant Perspective to Grow and Compete in the 21st Century

Glenn Llopis | Posted 11.17.2013 | Latino Voices
Glenn Llopis

Just think of the possibilities if the immigrant mentality was awakened throughout America once again. Not only would we be more willing to embrace new immigrant populations, but it would inspire us all to reconnect with our heritage and the cultural values that enable us to think, act and innovate most authentically.

The West Must Price Itself Back Into World Markets

Emmet Oliver | Posted 03.24.2013 | Business
Emmet Oliver

Davos provides the perfect opportunity to learn about what has worked between 2008 and now, and what hasn't worked. Europe must re-price itself back into global markets while holding onto the gains it already has in social cohesion and environmental sustainability.

U.S. Higher Education Must Change To Remain Globally Competitive: Survey

| Jon Marcus | Posted 01.27.2013 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of HechingerEd blog. Nearly half of all Americans have a dim view of the quality of U.S. higher education, and most...

Aging Asia and That Competitiveness Thing

Michael Hodin | Posted 11.26.2012 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

National and global competitiveness in the coming century is going to be based on a new x factor: the extent to which aging populations can be integrated into the heart of social and economic life.

An Economy of Helicopter Employers

Peter Weddle | Posted 11.11.2012 | Business
Peter Weddle

In effect, workers today have only two choices: they can either acquire the skills and knowledge required for high-wage occupations or they can join the working poor.

Persisting Divides and Political Deadlock Are Jeopardizing Prosperity

Jennifer Blanke | Posted 11.06.2012 | Business
Jennifer Blanke

Switzerland, Singapore, Finland and Sweden, the top four most competitive nations in this year's Index, did not get where they are today without making tough, unpopular choices and longer-term strategic investments. Those that do not grasp this reality are condemned to face an uncertain future.

Why the Future Will Be American

Rob Asghar | Posted 09.02.2012 | World
Rob Asghar

Americans may slow their own path if political dysfunction continues. But with even a little adjustment, a resilient, forward-thinking and forward-moving economy will result.

Time to Work the Pivot Points

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 09.01.2012 | Business
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

Only one letter separates word from work. Words, ideas, thoughts can become the basis for work. By concentrating on and working the pivot points, we can translate concepts into action and get America working again. Let's get to work!

Linking US Global Competence With Education Globally

Ed Gragert | Posted 08.26.2012 | Impact
Ed Gragert

What if global competency efforts were focused on building awareness of and taking action with countries and cultures where quality education is most lacking?

Education Reform: Why a Bachelor's Degree Still Matters

Peter Smirniotopoulos | Posted 06.02.2012 | Education
Peter Smirniotopoulos

It would be truly unfortunate if twenty years from now we woke up to the realization that U.S. prominence in the world's economy had dropped even farther from where it stood today, because we made the mistake of shortchanging our educational systems.

If You Can Make It Here , You Can Make It Anywhere

Posted 03.13.2012 | Business

If you can make it in New York, you should be able to make it anywhere. That's because the Big Apple is the most competitive city in the world, at...

Are College Rankings Out of Step with America's Future?

Nancy Cantor | Posted 11.20.2011 | College
Nancy Cantor

At the very moment when voices are being raised all across our country to ensure our national competitiveness by educating the broadest, most diverse population we've ever had, U.S. News rewards institutions for the number of students whom they can reject.

The Global Search for Education: How to Support Your Education System

C. M. Rubin | Posted 11.13.2011 | Education
C. M. Rubin

This week in The Global Search for Education, Charles Ungerleider discusses our big picture questions and shares his views on how to nurture and support a successful education system.

Childhood Hunger and President Obama's Failure of imagination Regarding America's Global Competitiveness

Billy Shore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Billy Shore

We have much to learn from successful CEOs and we should be grateful to those willing to serve. But limiting the dialogue on competitiveness to them limits our exploration into the root causes of our economic challenges.

Rationing Knowledge: The 'College for Some' Movement

Kati Haycock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Kati Haycock

This is America. We should be committed to expanding knowledge and opportunities for all, not just the chosen few.

Reforming Higher Education: Key to Our Competitive Edge

Dan Seals | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Dan Seals

The fact is the cost of higher education has increased five times faster than median incomes over the last thirty years. For all of the lip service paid to increasing access to higher education, it's become more and more difficult to afford.

Does America Also Need Cultural Health Care?

Rob Patterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Rob Patterson

The majors were an almost ghostly presence at SXSW 2010. The indies have now seized the day within the leading-edge music market.

Asia Challenges U.S. Innovation Leadership, New Report Shows

Teryn Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Teryn Norris

A major report released last week by the National Science Board concludes that U.S. global leadership in science and technology is declining as foreig...

International Comparisons: More Fizzle than Fizz

Gerald Bracey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Gerald Bracey

Principle 23 of the "principles of data interpretation" that organize "Reading Educational Research: How to Avoid Getting Statistically Snookered," r...