Mapping the Nation data show that states have direct relationships with countries around the world for trade, foreign direct investment, and job creation.
States are also major investors in human capital. States have the responsibility for assuring that children get an education. Today, more than ever, that education must include the development of global competence.
States have been working individually and collectively on initiatives to integrate international knowledge and skills into schools. Asia Society and The Longview Foundation created the States Network on International Education, with 25 member states, to assist policymakers, districts, and schools build capacity in global and international education.
Links in the side bar features examples of state-led innovations to promote student global competence. It is not intended to be comprehensive but illustrative, drawing from the work of the states that have participated in the States Network.
Connect with what's happening in your state, and peruse ideas that have worked for other states.