What does PIAAC tell us about skills gap among people with learning disabilities?

The Coalition for Juvenile Justice reported, in 2001, that within the juvenile justice population 70% suffer from learning disabilities and 33% are reading below the 4th grade level. Almost two decades after that report, the situation has not substantially improved, and the school-to-prison pipeline has not been stopped. The 2012/14 PIAAC survey shows that the

Apprenticeships—Narrowing the Skills Gap and Making School More Relevant (Part 1)

“When the ladies from the business office came in to show us how they use spreadsheets in their job, the lesson became something that I need to learn because I will use it one day.” This remark was made by a high-school student from Alabama, one of the interviewees in a recent qualitative study on

As Boeing’s Dreamliner fails to take off, so, too does interest in STEM fields

I’ve been following the story of Boeing and the grounding of its 787 Dreamliner fleet for the last month, though it’s been pretty hard to ignore: major airline manufacturer unveils revolutionary new aircraft that relies heavily on ion lithium batteries, only to see those same batteries heat up and force two flights to be aborted,