New McGraw-Hill Research Foundation Policy Paper Examines Accountable Healthcare Design for Accountable Care
New York, March 4, 2013 — Questions linger about how major changes to Medicare, such as the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Healthcare Act (PPACA), will impact the U.S. healthcare system and, in turn, hospital design. A core tenet of PPACA is accountable care, a topic whose goals will be greatly impacted and ultimately defined by healthcare design.
McGraw-Hill Research Foundation White Paper Advocates for Greater Collaboration Among Schools, the Private Sector, and Nonprofits to Improve Financial Literacy in the U.S.
NEW YORK, NY, February 26, 2013—America may rank among the planet’s wealthiest countries, but so many of its citizens have a poor grasp on managing their personal finances. Improvement of the nation’s financial literacy is clearly necessary. In a new McGraw-Hill Research Foundation white paper, “The Challenge of Financial Numeracy: Requisite Mathematical Reasoning for Financial Literacy,” author Michael Lee argues that the heart of the problem is an inability of many people to apply basic principles of quantitative reasoning in the financial decision-making process.
McGraw-Hill Research Foundation Policy Paper Advocates for Global Collaboration Between Education and Business To Improve Workforce Training
New York, January 31, 2013— The Asia-Pacific region represents one of the most dynamic growth areas of the world, with more than 50% of the world’s economic output. However, companies there face grave problems attracting, retaining, and developing talent. A McGraw-Hill Research Foundation white paper, “The Asia-Pacific Roundtable on Workforce Education: New Approaches Needed to Close Growing Skills Gap,” summarizes a discussion among education and business leaders who participated in a Roundtable at the East-West Center in Honolulu; participants focused on the implications of the growing workforce training and skills gap that is making it difficult for businesses in the Asia-Pacific region and elsewhere to find trained and competent employees.
Teaching Children to Do Their Best and Be Their Best—An Expanded Approach to Character Education
McGraw-Hill Research Foundation Policy Paper Details Why School-Based Character Education Is Needed
New York, NY, December 11, 2012— U.S. educators should look for new ways to promote student character education in schools because the development of good citizenship is as critical to children and society as academic achievement, says a new McGraw-Hill Research Foundation white paper released in collaboration with the Character Education Partnership (CEP).
“The Rebirth and Retooling of Character Education in America,” written by Russell J. Sojourner, Ph.D., director of Leadership Development at CEP, explains how a re-energized and innovative approach to character education today offers great opportunity to provide children with the skills, knowledge, and dispositions to become life-long learners, get good jobs, have healthy relationships and to become productive and contributing members of the community. Effective school-based character education must promote the pursuit of excellence and the pursuit of ethical behavior.
New Report on Education and Workforce Training Initiatives
White paper from McGraw-Hill Research Foundation urges greater collaboration between education and business to improve student career preparedness and success
New York, NY, November 28, 2012—U.S. educational institutions and the business world must collaborate to develop more effective job-specific career pathways, a new McGraw-Hill Research Foundation white paper says. The result of an increased collaboration will be more hires, greater opportunities for advancement, and a pathway to prosperity for students who do not pursue traditional college degrees.
“Portable, Stackable Credentials: A New Education Model for Industry-Specific Career Pathways,” written by James T. Austin, Gail O. Mellow, Mitch Rosin, and Marlene Seltzer, details how secondary and post-secondary educational institutions and business can meet the challenges of a 21st century global jobs market that demands increasing numbers of employees with mid- and high-level technical skills. The authors show how this could be accomplished by designing a system of portable, stackable credentials embedded in transparent, more easily navigable career pathways.