Basic Skills

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Basic Secondary-Level Skills in Low-Income Countries – Only one out of 10 young people will be on track to gain them

Young people in developing countries will face the greatest challenges in the years ahead. In the past, many developing economies achieved growth by moving farm workers into factories. In the future, new growth models will need to be found, but these will require higher levels of skills than many economies are currently set to offer. … Continue reading

Service Sector Basic Skills Gap in US – 62% of workers have limited literacy skills, and an even higher 74% have limited numeracy skills.

Across the United States, millions of men and women with limited reading, math, or digital problem-solving skills are holding down jobs across the service sector. Employed in retail shops and restaurants, hotels and hospitals, these workers not only help fuel the country’s economy — they keep daily life in America humming smoothly along. In the … Continue reading

Over half of young people say that they don’t have skills for basic tasks finds LifeSkills Youth Barometer

Findings from the LifeSkills Youth Barometer released today reveal that more than half (54%) of 14-25 years olds feel they don’t have the practical skills they need to find a job at entry level. A quarter (24%) of young people say they receive no careers education, while one in three (30%) felt they were not … Continue reading

College Grad Mathematics and English Literacy

NCEE has released What Does It Really Mean to Be College and Work Ready?, a study of the English Literacy and Mathematics required for success in the first year of community college. During a day-long meeting with key education and policy leaders, NCEE will discuss the results of the study and its implications for community … Continue reading

Basic Skills / Financial Literacy to Fix America’s Wealth Inequality

The math of wealth is actually pretty simple: It all boils down to four things: 1. How much you start with, 2. How much income you make, 3. How much of your income you save, and 4. How good of a rate of return you get on your savings. So one obvious thing we could … Continue reading

US / 23% of Illiterate (infographics)

    Source: 23% of America Is Illiterate –

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