Digital Learning

Education for Life & Work

SCE was one of a group of foundations that supported a new National Research Council report called: “Education for Life and Work: Developing Transferable Knowledge and Skills in the 21st Century.” The report was a rigorous, research-guided attempt to clear up what we mean by terms like “21st century skills” and “deeper learning”—with an eye toward actionable ideas that educators and others can employ to help children learn.

You can read the full report here and a brief summary here.

We believe this work is an important step forward toward giving children an education that matters. But we want to hear what you think. So we invite you to take a look, read up, and let us know. What’s missing? What did the researchers miss? What else would you want to know? How can we make it more useful to people in the field? Comment here, or reach out to us at