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Toolkit Helps Integrate 21st Century Skills with Common Core Standards

A toolkit was launched last week to guide state education leaders in aligning the common core standards with 21st Century Skills. The Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21), a coalition of education, non-profit and business leaders, presented the kit at their annual meeting.

Most states have chosen to adopt the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and are in the process of designing curricula. By developing frameworks that integrate core academic content with other skills needed in the workplace – namely critical thinking and problem solving, collaboration, communication, and creativity and innovation – P21 believes that states will provide a more comprehensive education that fully prepares college- and career-ready students.

Career Technical Education (CTE) programs provide an opportunity for students to attain relevant knowledge and 21st Century Skills through real-life experiences in high-demand fields.

For more information on the toolkit, click here.

Kara Herbertson, Education Policy Analyst, kherbertson@careertech.org

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