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VIDEO: See how the U.S. and other countries can ramp up their education efforts Girl using tablet
Sarj Nahal clip from “Education for All: Building a Better Future” (VIDEO)

SARBJIT NAHAL: For a lot of developed markets, like the U.S., there's a huge need to ramp up lifelong learning and skills.

College grads in developed economies earn $1M more, on average, than those without high school degrees
Source: Pearson, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)

Somebody, for instance, who's completed university will earn an average of $1,000,000 more over the course of their lifetime than somebody who hasn't completed high school.
How is this playing out? It's playing out in a variety of ways.
Trends in Education

  • Increasing role for for-profit companies
  • Shift to EdTech, such as digital and e-learning

Two of the big trends that we're seeing are first, an increasing role for for-profit private companies and secondly, what we call “Ed Tech,” the shift towards the greater use of technology. So, from traditional print textbooks towards digital textbooks and also from traditional classroom learning towards blended learning which combines classroom learning with IT.


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VIDEO: Senator Bob Kerrey talks with Jane Pauley about longevity in America Senator Bob Kerrey
Clip from “The End of Old: A Conversation about Longevity” (VIDEO)

Senator Bob Kerry on America’s Longevity Revolution with Jane Pauley
Excerpts from “The End of Old: A Conversation about Longevity”

JANE PAULEY: Senator, you tell a story that really tells a lot, and it's also charming.

SEN. BOB KERRY: “Well, you know, I was in the Senate and I was out in the western part of the state on Memorial Day, out in cattle country and the man sitting next to me was obviously older than me and older than my father and it turns out he had fought in the Great War, World War I. So when we left, when we departed, I said Jesse, if you ever need any help call me.

“And a few years later my receptionist said there's a gentleman on the phone by the name of Jesse who says he knows you, and so I took the call. He's 100 that day. And he said, Senator, I need some help, but before I tell you what I need I should tell you a little bit about myself. I outlived two wives, and I’ve outlived two of my children and I pretty much do everything on my own. He said well I’ve got a 78 year old daughter and an 80 year old son and Senator, I don't know how I'm going to be able to pay for their nursing home care.

“So, I told both of my younger children that as they were contemplating getting married and I said this parenting thing goes on forever, it doesn't end at any point in time. But it's a story that--this man was very active at the age of 100 and it imposed upon you additional risk that you might not be thinking about. And those risks can be very real and very compelling when they occur.”

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VIDEO: See what could hold the key to solving the world's energy challenge Sarbjit Nahal
Fostering an entrepreneurial spirit‐and a bold culture Politico