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Education as a Benefit: More Companies Support Degree Pathways

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A look at the companies developing their organizations while building community by supporting education and degree pathways for their employees.

Sharing: The New Superpower

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As a species, we’ve reached a point where we’re good enough at production to feed, clothe, and connect everyone on the planet--we just haven’t figured out how to share the bounty of our production, or how to do it sustainably. How we share will shape the next 50 years of human existence.

Now That We’re Augmented, What Should We Learn?

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The new age of innovation (often referred to by the WEF and others as the Fourth Industrial Revolution), in which we are all partners with smart machines, demands three new developmental priorities. Here, we provide an overview of what they are, and how we can focus on them.

Attacking Complexity with Confidence

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By: Jonathan Rochelle, Katherine Prince and Tom Vander Ark. One thing we know for sure—tomorrow will be more complex than today. We’ve entered a new era that’s driven by artificial intelligence and education must adapt. Our students deserve a new set of learning priorities (not just more added to a crowded set of learning objectives).

Building on the Power of Digital Badges to Create Future-Ready Learning and Job Experiences for Students

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By: Connie Yowell. Badges open up a world of learning that many students previously did not have access to. Through badging students can take their learning outside of the school building, unlocking a world where they can learn skills that are of greatest interest to them or their future career, at a time and place that best suits their needs.

How Shared Values at DSST Shape Youth Development

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Shared values are central to life and learning at DSST. “We’re a values first organization,” said CEO Bill Kurtz. The shared values are alive in the DSST culture, practiced in the advisory system, and applied in real life learning opportunities.

The Entrepreneurial Mindset

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By: Amy McGrath. More and more young people are starting to build their own businesses. Mark Greenberg is the founder and CEO of BuildEd. He uses his experience as an entrepreneur in industries ranging from consulting to real estate investment to develop entrepreneurship courses for partners like ASU Prep Digital and several K-12 programs.

The Rise of AI: What’s Happening, What it Means, How to Prepare?

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At SXSW EDU last week we hosted a meetup to discuss the implications of artificial intelligence on education. Thought leaders and forward thinkers discussed what’s happening, what it means and how we can prepare.

Bots & Big Cities: What Do They Mean for Our Kids?

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This post was originally published in April of 2016. Since then, the world has changed in a number of big (and unexpected) ways. We hope this glance into the recent past will serve as a powerful reminder of why you are working to improve the learning of the students you serve, and lend a sense of urgency to the important work you are doing.

Colorado Students Are Getting Ready for the Jobs of the Future

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By: Sandra Steiner. It’s not enough for students to think just about passing a class or moving to the next grade. As educators, we must create learning environments that cultivate the career preparation students need to be competitive.

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