WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- P21 supports Congressman Ryan Costello's (R-PA) and Congressman Dave Loebsack's (D-IA) continuation of the bipartisan Congressional 21st Century Skills Caucus (Caucus) for the 115th Congress, in demonstration of their continued bipartisan commitment to ensuring all children have access to a high-quality 21st century educations. The Caucus advances discussion about effectively promoting 21st century skills in the nation's education system and fosters partnerships among education, business, community, and government leaders working to prepare Americans with the right knowledge and skills for learning and work in a global economy.
Mr. Costello and Mr. Loebsack are joined by Mr. Lou Bartletta (R-PA), Mr. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL), Ms. Eleanor Holmes-Norton (D-DC), Mr. Tom MacArthur (R-NJ), Dr. Phil Roe (R-TN), Mr. Glenn "GT" Thompson (R-PA), Mr. Paul Tonko (D-NY), and Mr. Michael Turner (R-OH) in renewing their commitment to working to close the skills gap. P21 applauds these exemplary leaders for their vision and dedication.
"We are deeply humbled by the continued commitment and leadership of Congressmen Costello and Loebsack, and all members of the Caucus," said David Ross, P21 CEO. "I am looking forward to working closely with these remarkable leaders in identifying and promoting creative solutions to close the skills gap. Together I know that we can make positive and effective changes that impact all children."
In addition to this distinguished group of returning members, P21 is pleased to welcome Congressman David Joyce (R-OH) as the newest member of the Caucus. Mr. Joyce represents one of P21's 21st Century Learning Exemplars, the Goddard School of Concord Township, OH. "We are incredibly fortunate to have the leadership and support of Mr. Joyce as part of the Caucus," Ross said. He added, "Together we can continue to create an environment where early learning centers, schools, and districts are able to innovate and provide children with the skills they need to succeed in college, career, and life."
The 21st Century Skills Caucus was formed by Congressmen Thomas Petri (R-WI) and Dave Loebsack (D-IA) during the 112th Congress. The Caucus works in tandem with P21 to provide a platform for leaders, advocates, practitioners, and organizations to brief Members of Congress about the importance of 21st century skills for our nation's students.
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P21, the Partnership for 21st Century Learning recognizes that all learners need educational experiences in school and beyond, from cradle to career, to build knowledge and skills for success in a globally and digitally interconnected world. Representing over 5 million members of the global workforce, P21 is a catalyst organization uniting business, government and education leaders from the U.S. and abroad to advance evidence-based education policy and practice and to make innovative teaching and learning a reality for all. Learn more at www.p21.org and follow P21 on Twitter @P21Learning
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