As the baby boom generation slowly exits the U.S. workplace, a new survey of employers from a consortium of business research organizations finds the incoming generation sorely lacking in much-needed workplace skills--both basic academic and more advanced "applied" skills, according to a report circulated at the State Educational Technology Directors Leadership Summit last week (see main story).

The report is based on a detailed survey of 431 human-resource officials that was conducted earlier this year by the Conference Board, Corporate Voices for Working Families, the Partnership for 21st Century Skills, and the Society for Human...

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