Teachers: 21st-century skills must be top priority for Obama

01/8/2009 | eSchool News (free registration)

America's teachers say President-elect Barack Obama should make 21st-century skills his top educational priority, according to a recent survey by the American Society for Quality. More than half of the teachers and administrators surveyed ranked such as skills as the ability to collaborate, understand technology and come up with innovative ideas as what should be the administration's No. 1 educational priority, saying that students will need those abilities to better compete in a global economy.

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