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Tom Vander Ark is author of 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, and eduInnovation. Follow Tom on Twitter, @tvanderark.
Montour School District Students coding a Cozmo robot (Justin Aglio)

How to Teach Artificial Intelligence

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Every high school graduate should have an appreciation of how artificial intelligence is reshaping the economy and the career landscape—and the option of AI and data science-focused pathway that lead to college and meaningful high wage work.  
Helping Grads Tell Their Story: The Case for Extended Transcripts

Helping Grads Tell Their Story: The Case for Extended Transcripts

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Schools around the world are attempting to serve their students in more relevant and authentic ways such as offering extended transcripts enabling students to highlight further skills.
No Excuse Not to Teach Climate Crisis Mitigation and Adaptation

No Excuse Not to Teach Climate Crisis Mitigation and Adaptation

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The climate crisis and the rise of artificial intelligence will be the dominant issue in the lives of young people for the next 20 years and we have no excuse not teach them about it.

Clayton Christensen on Being Intentional

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Tom remembers Clayton Christensen, a renowned academic, businessman, and philanthropist. Clayton asked us to think hard about the forces that shape our work and life.

Show What You Know: A Parent’s Guide to the Global Shift to Competency

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Our education system has six big problems, but solutions spurred by global initiates are emerging to tackle these prevalent issues.

Why Your Community Needs an Environmental Sustainability Coordinator

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This Seed To Table program offered in a southern California school demonstrates the potential of compelling community-connected learning.
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Difference Making: New Tech Makes it Easier than Ever

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Introducing some of this new tech into high school entrepreneurship courses could teach students the importance of making a difference.

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