21st Century Skills are those skills business and civic leaders have identified as essential to enable American workers to compete in today’s global economy. The Partnership for 21st Century Learning has emerged as the leading advocacy organization focused on infusing 21st century skills into education. The organization brings together the business community, education leaders, and policymakers to define a powerful vision for 21st century education and to ensure that students emerge from our schools with the skills needed to be effective citizens, workers, and leaders in the 21st century.
The AEMS Alliance affirms that the arts are essential to developing the skills outlined by the Partnership: critical thinking and problem solving, communication, creativity and innovation, collaboration, information and media literacy, and contextual learning skills, and supports the mission of this organization.
Learn more about The Partnership for 21st Century Learning.