According to the Harvard School of Public Health some 80% of heart disease is preventable if individuals adopt healthier lifestyles. Furthermore studies suggest that the risk factors for developing heart disease begin during childhood. One great resource is www.familyatheart.org if you wish to gain ideas for protecting your family from cardiovascular disease. Let me know what you think.
We are here in Washington, D.C. to connect with other thought leaders on the future of the 21st Century Skills movement. We just completed some projects in Cambridge, England before arriving here. It is clear that for this generation of young Americans to thrive in the global knowledge economy it is essential that they have excellent reading, writing, and math skills as well as other 21st Century Skills including thinking, learning, communicating, and collaborating. Three more states have joined as leaders of the movement. This makes 13 states who educate around 11 million students. We are proud to be a sponsor of the National Summit on 21st Century Skills. We are looking forward to learning how we can support other leaders of this movement and to adding updates for our upcoming book 21st Century Skills: A Key to America’s Future. Let us know what questions you have.