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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 4.0 Schools, eduInnovation, Digital Learning Institute, Imagination Foundation and Education Board Partners. Follow Tom on Twitter, @tvanderark.

What is 21st Century Learning? How Do We Get More?

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For 40 years, we’ve been talking about the aims and strategies of 21st-century learning. Now that we’re a couple of decades in, we have a pretty good view.

Kansas City High Schools Add Real-World Learning

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The largest effort to make high school more valuable—to young people and their communities—is underway in the six-county, two-state Kansas City metro area.

Follow Your Passion: Crazy or Genius?

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Passion fuels big accomplishments, but it can also be problematic. When is following your passion actually a good career move?
Kepner Beacon Middle School

A Lesson We Keep Relearning: It’s All About Relationships

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Good schools build relationships into their structure, culture and practices. Strong relationships build a sense of belonging, they cultivate success skills, and they promote achievement. Strong relationships today makes possible a lifetime of success.
Infosys CEO Salil Parekh with Arizona Governor Doug Ducey and ASU President Michael Crow (TVA)

Indian Giant Infosys Opens Tech Center in Phoenix, Partners with ASU

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With a deep commitment to growing employees, Infosys hired 15,000 graduates in the last 12 months, including more than 2,000 in America, where many come through community college partnerships.

Build Support, Innovate, Repeat: Agile Public Education in Colorado

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By: Tom Vander Ark. With thoughtful sustained leadership, big school districts can earn community trust, establish and maintain rigorous academic standards, and become agile—even innovative. This is one district's story.
tudents working on senior engineering projects at Design Tech High.

Why Schools Need Signature Learning Experiences

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Signature experiences and signature building blocks can promote model efficacy, prioritize important outcomes for students and serve to differentiate schools and networks.

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