WASHINGTON, April 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- P21 is proud to announce Congressman Tom MacArthur (R) representing New Jersey's 3rd district, Congressman Mike Turner (R) from Ohio's 10th district, and Congressman Paul Tonko (D), representing New York's 20th district, have joined as members of the Congressional 21st Century Skills Caucus.
Recently re-established by Congressman Dave Loebsack (D-IA) and Congressman Ryan Costello (R-PA), the bipartisan 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.
Members of the 21st Century Skills Caucus include: Congressman Lou Barletta (R-PA), Congressman Carlos Curbelo (R-FL), Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes-Norton (D-DC), Congressman Mike Honda (D-CA), and Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN).
"We applaud all the members of the 21st Century Skills Caucus in supporting learning for the future of our workforce and democracy," said Dr. Helen Soulé, P21 Executive Director.
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.
For more information, please visit P21.org/our-work/advocacy.
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 and over 2 million U.S. students in K-12, 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
P21 Members: 21st Century Skills Foundation, American Camp Association, American Federation of Teachers, Apple Inc., AT&T, Bahcesehir K-12 Schools, Crayola, Destination Imagination, Duck Learning, EF Education First, Education Networks of America, Faber-Castell, First Five Years Fund, Fisher-Price, Ford Motor Company Fund, Future Problem Solving Program International, Gale Cengage Learning, Goddard Systems Inc., Intel Corporation, Learning.com, LEGO Education, National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, National Education Association, National Speech and Debate Association, PBS, Pearson, People to People International, Playworld, Project Management Institute Educational Foundation, VIF International Education, and The Walt Disney Company
P21 Leadership States: Arizona, California, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Nevada, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia and Wisconsin
Tatyana Warrick, P21, Email, 202-312-6430