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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.
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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.
Pavel Luksha interviewing Anthony Appiah at the Whittle School & Studio Retreat (TVA)

On Creating a University for the Planet

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By Tom Vander Ark. University for the Planet is a big idea. But it just might start small with a few people coming together in community, sharing what they know, and making a contribution.  

Next-Gen Career Prep at St. Vrain Innovation Center

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Tom visits the Innovation Center, part of St. Vrain Valley School District, where the students study how drones can support cybersecurity, robotics assist with biotechnology, and engineering in infused in entrepreneurship.
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Kahoot!: Kid’s Game That All the Fortune 500 Companies Use

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By: Tom Vander Ark & Rachelle Dene Poth Launched in 2013 at SXSWedu, quiz platform Kahoot! was a hit; it spread virally. Now,...

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