A new organization called the Partnership for 21st Century Skills has issued a report and a free planning guide to help educators incorporate specific "21st-century" skills—such as problem solving, critical thinking, and communication—into the core curriculum of schools to better prepare students for today's technology-infused workplaces.

The report, "Learning for the 21st Century," and its companion, "Milestones for Improving Learning and Education (MILE) Guide for 21st Century Skills," were released June 30 at the National Education Computing Conference in Seattle.

The Partnership for 21st Century Skills is a public-private organization...

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