Massachusetts Ranked Highly in Global Learning
According to a study on the website Mapping the Nation, Massachusetts ranks highly as a globalized state and is working hard to prepare students for a global perspective. Since 1992 there has been a 121% increase in jobs tied to international trade and more than one out of every five jobs in the state is now related to international trade. Higher education foreign language enrollment increased 25% between 2002 and 2009 and 24% of Massachusetts K-12 students study a foreign language.
The article cites important programs in local high schools that encourage students to think globally, specifically listing Hingham High School’s Global Citizenship Program as a leading factor in Massachusetts’ competitiveness as a globalized state. Hingham High and other local schools including Brookline High and Newton South have worked with our FGLP students. Other programs such as teacher preparation and professional development, workforce development and a focus on learning new languages have contributed to the states progress. The site also provides resources to international focused organizes and services in Boston such as World Boston, United Nations Association of Greater Boston, United Planet, EF Education and The China Exchange Initiative.
These are just a few of the reasons we are happy to host our international visitors to Boston and partner them with like minded individuals in our local high schools and universities. Read more about Massachusetts’ ranking and the other ways we are preparing for the globalized future at the Mapping the Nation website.