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The Partnership for 21st Century Skills

The Partnership for 21st Century Skills
Washington, D.C.– February 18, 2014 - The Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21) welcomes Learning.com to the organization’s strategic council and the diverse cadre of education leaders, business community, and state and federal policymakers supporting student readiness for college, career, and citizenship. Dr. Cliff Green, vice president of education and customer experience at Learning.com, will represent the organization on P21’s strategic council and will be involved with P21 initiatives.

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