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Tom Vander Ark is author of Difference Making at the Heart of Learning, The Power of Place, Better Together, Smart Parents, Smart Cities and Getting Smart. He is co-founder of Getting Smart and Learn Capital and serves on the boards of Education Board Partners, 4.0 Schools, Digital Learning Institute, Latinx Education Collaborative, Mastery Transcript Consortium and eduInnovation. Follow Tom on Twitter, @tvanderark.
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Learner-Centered and Project-Based Middle Schools

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Middle schools across the country are changing the world for better through meaningful project-based learning.

From Last Chance to First Choice: Alternative Schools That Show the Way Forward

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By: T. Vander Ark & R. Midles. Tom and Rebecca share seven types of schools that provide a learner-centered alternative to traditional high schools.

Human Expression: Why It Should Be A Global Goal And How Crypto Can Help

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Human expression is essential to a meaningful future. New mediums and models are making it easier than ever to make a living. We must adapt how we talk about creativity.

How Smart Machines Are Improving History and Civics Education

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Tom Vander Ark and Mason Pashia explore how AI and tech are impacting the field of history and civics learning education.
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Closing the Guidance Gap with Xello  

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Xello is an innovative K-12 guidance platform helps US learners build college and career readiness.

New Changemaking Strategy Energizes Real World Learning in Kansas City

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The Real World Learning Initiative is centered around value community-connected projects, internships, entrepreneurial experiences, college credit, and industry-recognized credentials supported by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, in an effort to mobilize regional high school transformation.

Champion the Class of 2021: A Timely Impact Opportunity

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#21Champions is about helping students graduate, tell their story, and find great youth leadership opportunities.

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