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Are Our Jobs Making Us Dumber?

Some experts blame automation for a decline in literacy skills Employers increasingly demand complex literacy skills from students, but new studies in the United States and Canada suggest that many young people entering the workforce may lose those skills before they can use them. From 2003 to 2011, the average ...

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The Future of Work Is Uncertain, Schools Should Worry Now

An elite coder with vision, people skills, and high-powered mentors, New York City 9th grader Emma Yang is as close to future-proof as a 13-year old can get. But with technology radically reshaping the labor market, schools face a monumental challenge preparing all students to thrive in a murky future. ...

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How ‘Intelligent’ Tutors Could Transform Teaching

In STEM AutoTutor, an artificially intelligent computer program for teaching middle school math and science, virtual characters help students think through their goals and the different approaches they might try to solve a problem as well as the procedures they need to know. Teachers’ jobs aren’t going away, but they ...

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Taking a Long Look at Schools and Work

By The Editors In his latest book, Thank You for Being Late, Thomas L. Friedman argues that technological change, globalization, and climate change are happening at an accelerating pace all across the world. Artificial intelligence and automation are the engines driving much of the transformation in the workplace. Some experts ...

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Data: What Jobs Will Grow the Fastest?

Determining what skills students need to succeed in the workplace of the future depends on the occupations that will be available to them. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the demand and projected wages for dozens of occupations into 2024. The agency’s crystal ball shows that wind turbine service ...

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Can Apprenticeships Pave the Way to a Better Economic Future?

Colorado leaders are painfully aware that they need to find skilled workers to fill thousands of jobs. And they’re betting big on their new secret weapon: an apprenticeship program for high school students. This fall, 116 teenagers from four districts have fanned out to 40 companies in Colorado in the ...

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Curvature Appoints Tech Industry Veteran Peter Weber as CEO, Bolsters Leadership Team to Meet Demand for Independent IT Support Services

Expanded Executive Leadership Accelerates Delivery of Global IT Services and Third-Party Maintenance CHARLOTTE, United States and RICHMOND, UK, 25 September 2017 – Curvature, the world’s largest provider of third-party maintenance and multi-vendor network and data centre IT lifecycle services, has announced the appointment of IT industry veteran Peter Weber as ...

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