BRIDGES TO THE FUTURE OF EDUCATION: POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE DIGITAL AGE

| September 30, 2018

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Among its many policy briefs, “The Future of Work and Education for the Digital Age” Task Force has produced recommendations that articulate different dimensions of education policy and technology-driven transformations. We hope this first set of educational policy briefs inspire subsequent T20 editions to consider education policy as a key dimension that must be considered if we are to foster this prosperous future.

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Barry University

Founded in 1940 by the Adrian Dominican Sisters, Barry University offers more than 100 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs. Based in Miami, the university is composed of two colleges and six schools in the areas of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, Law, Nursing and Health Sciences, Podiatry, Professional and Career Education (PACE), and Social Work. The University enrolls approximately 7,500 students from nearly all 50 states and 80 countries and has more than 65,000 alumni worldwide.

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Barry University

Founded in 1940 by the Adrian Dominican Sisters, Barry University offers more than 100 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs. Based in Miami, the university is composed of two colleges and six schools in the areas of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, Law, Nursing and Health Sciences, Podiatry, Professional and Career Education (PACE), and Social Work. The University enrolls approximately 7,500 students from nearly all 50 states and 80 countries and has more than 65,000 alumni worldwide.

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