Recently, National Geographic Education moderated a Twitter chat to discuss ways that we could convince policy makers to take geography education more seriously. Here are some of the things we talked about: What is the state of geography education where you live? Is it a priority? Is it inadequate? Have you had any success lobbying for increased funding or programs for geography education? How do … Continue reading #GeoEdChat: How Can We Convince Policy Makers That Geography Education is Important?
The Asia Society, a member of our My Wonderful World Coalition, just released a new policy statement on international education, along with recommendations for the incoming Obama administration. In their recent newsletter announcing the release, Asia Society framed the issue this way: “Even as the United States tackles the immediate economic crisis, our long-term economic competitiveness and ability to deal with global challenges is being … Continue reading Asia Society Releases National Policy Statement on International Education
As President-elect Obama continues with the pre-Inauguration transition process, selecting secretaries for every cabinet office under the sun, a few appointments stand out as particularly significant to those of us in the geography education community. One is Secretary of Education Arne Duncan; we’ll have more on him in coming weeks. Another of these executives, the one who will have particular influence on sun-related matters, is … Continue reading Climate Chronicles: Poznań Conference, Secretary Chu, and a Climate-controlled Beach