U.S. Education Department Puts Premium on Timely Learning
Ap, St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)
Create "just-in-time" adult classes to respond to a developing job market. Drop the senior year in high school.
Those are among the priorities for education research into the next century, according to an Education Department report released Monday.
The goal: to get Americans to learn how to learn throughout their lifetimes. The report says, "In order to meet new challenges in the workplace and in civic life, America's learners will need a firm grasp of basic competencies, a broad general knowledge of their world and the skills to respond to the rapid generation of new knowledge." Now, according to the report, the public school system teaches information but few …
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