Research and policy papers
The Framework, from Partnership for 21st Century Skills, presents a holistic view of 21st century teaching and learning.
The Harvard Graduate School of Education suggests there are multiple pathways to prosperity. Four-year college is one, but there are others we might be ignoring in current culture. (And sometimes the others could earn greater incomes!)
This paper by Education|Evolving makes the case that it might be time for new concepts of student achievement.