Global Washington recently launched the Global Education Initiative, which seeks to bring together independent efforts to promote global education throughout the state. More than 1,000 parents, educators and advocates have contributed to the Initiative, proving that all the people working to bring the world into the classroom could achieve more if their efforts are centrally harnessed.
Expanding educational focus to make students more international in their thinking and scope will help to put the state’s economy on a surer footing going forward, says the organization. Even today, a large number of industries that make their home in Washington State, rely on international trade both for sustaining and growing themselves.
Over 40% of jobs in the state rely on markets outside the United States, making Washington one of the most connected for any state in the country.
Global Washington Launches Worldwide Education Initiative
http://www.educationnews.org/ | Julia Lawrence | February 18, 2013