Welcome XQ: Super School Bus Tour
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We are not your parents, or grandparent’s high school. We aspire to develop better ways to teach and learn. Our goal is to provide a bridge to the realworld of innovative startups and successful entrepreneurs through relevant experiences. Ambitously rethinking public education, we want every student to take ownership over their learning by helping them understand why they are spending so much time in school when the realities of their lives outside of school are so challenging. We seek to prepare students for success in college and beyond at The vCentre.
Leaders from Multiple Sectors Unite Around Call to Rethink Our High Schools: Including Laurene Powell Jobs, Russlynn Ali, Geoffrey Canada, Yo-Yo Ma and Others
XQ: The Super School Project Embarks on a Multi-City National Tour to Invite New Ideas and Anchor Project in Student Voice
OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- XQ Institute is launching XQ: The Super School Project, a challenge to reimagine and design the next American high school. Harnessing the best of American ingenuity in cities and towns across the country, XQ aims to help spark a movement to rethink the American high school—an institution that was designed to meet the needs of the Industrial Revolution and hasn't changed in more than a century.
“Our nation is radically different than it was 100 years ago. Nearly every aspect of our daily lives—from how we communicate to how we work and play—has changed dramatically,” said Laurene Powell Jobs, Chair of the board of XQ Institute. “But our high schools have stayed frozen in time. Together, we have an opportunity to help fuel a movement for students, to inspire great high schools, and even to rethink school itself. Our passion at XQ is to help educators everywhere foster students who are curious, engaged, and creative—armed with the new literacies, knowledge, and skills needed to thrive,” she added. “To do that, we must use our collective imagination.”
From the Model T to the Tesla and the switchboard to the smart phone—everything has changed except for how we prepare our kids for the future. XQ: The Super School Project is a rallying call to America to change the outdated model that has failed to prepare our students for the demands of the global economy, and an open call to every community to rethink high school for today and tomorrow. XQ Institute will provide a fund of $50 million to support at least five selected schools over the next five years. It will also partner with them to provide expert support and guidance to turn their ideas into real Super Schools that can inspire the country. >> READ MORE
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LET’S BUILD A SUPER SCHOOL*
XQ: The Super School Project is an open call to America’s students, parents, educators, civic leaders, businesses, inventors, entrepreneurs, artists and designers to meet the challenge of preparing our students for the future by designing the next American high school.
Our public high schools were built for a different era—when we were preparing our workforce for factory life in an industrial economy. Today, we need new skills—and an agile and flexible intelligence for a rapidly changing future—yet, our high schools have not changed. They remain frozen in time.
That’s why the XQ Institute is launching XQ: The Super School Project to design the next American high school. Our hope is that collaboration across communities and industries will spark the best new thinking to truly transform how we approach public education.
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A DESIGN COMPETITION UNLIKE ANY OTHER
America is a country that has long thrived on ingenuity to solve the challenges of our times. XQ: The Super School Project will once again tap into that innovative spirit by uniting teams in cities and towns across the United States around one goal—to find and celebrate the models for high schools that will truly prepare all our students for today and tomorrow.
Teams will compete to design the best and most innovative new schools. The most promising ideas will be selected, and those teams will receive additional resources, access to unmatched talent and funding to realize their vision.
The winning designs will inspire new high school models for every student in America worthy of the future.
JOIN THE XQ MOVEMENT
This is the movement to create a better future for every student across America. For more information on how you can be a part of XQ, please visit xqsuperschool.org.
Let’s build a super school.
Award-winning educator, instructor, newbie edtech entrepreneur
C RON ALLEN
Nominated for a Pulitizer Prize. Founder of KOP Mentoring Network, he has nearly singly-handedly been a lifeline to more than 500 children over the past 25 years.
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Team vCentre, co-founder, C Ron Allen and a few Delray Beach student having fan with VR and meeting other innovators at XQ: Super School Bus Tour stop in Miami, FL
XQ Institute Launches XQ: The Super School Project - - A National Challenge to Rethink the American High School and Inspire the Nation