President Obama has recently called for schools in the United States to prepare students as future adult citizens and workers in a globally interdependent and innovation-driven economy.  This is aligned with New Jersey’s goal to enable every student to graduate with the knowledge and skills now deemed essential for future personal and professional success.
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    This outreach to parents is part of the department’s three-year statewide systemic model to engage all education stakeholders in preparing students in an information age where critical thinking, effective communication across cultures and the ability to collaborate in a global environment to create new products or solve local and world problems are considered indispensible skills.