As parents, we're always looking for ways to help our kids. Learning Axis was created to help you do just that! Our goal is to bring you information you can use to set your children up for success in the 21st century.
Not so long ago, it seemed like there was a clear path in life - do well in school - go to college - get a good job - lead a happy life. But earning a college degree is not even a guarantee for success any more. You hear plenty of stories these days about kids graduating from college with huge student loans hanging over their heads, but no good job prospects. Meanwhile there are companies with openings for good-paying jobs, but they can't find people with the right skill sets to hire. What kids are learning isn’t matching up well enough with what’s needed in the workplace. There is a skills gap! How can this be??? Well, we've jumped from the Industrial Age into a Global Information Economy, but our school system still looks largely the same. Educational research has yielded keen insights into what early education and our schools should be focusing on, along with the best ways to teach these 21st century skills. Unfortunately, as with any large infrastructure, changing the entire system will take time. But for those of us with kids, time is the one thing we don't have. Education is still the key to a successful future. We just need to know how to best help our kids. Is there anything we can do right now? YES!!! If you're ready to take action, Learning Axis is here to help you! In the Educational Center, we explore how to help your kids in key academic subjects and direct you to additional resources that can enrich your children’s education, support them through their struggles, and overall, help them excel and enjoy learning. With our Life Skills section, we'll bring you information about the many non-academic factors that are also important to your children's success. Check out In the News to stay up to date on the latest research and developments in education. In the Knowwill help you connect the concepts that your kids are learning in the classroom to the real world.
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