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A new study from a Wisconsin Center for Education Research team led by Matthew Hora finds that providing more active learning in college and the workplace, and discouraging “purple squirrel” hiring practices, are key to meeting Wisconsin’s workforce and civic needs. The Wisconsin study is discussed in greater detail in “Beyond the Skills Gap,” a book scheduled for release by Harvard Education Press this fall. Looking ahead, Hora wants to expand the study globally by investigating the relationship between classroom teaching and workforce development in East Asia.