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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.

10 Turning Points: Why It’s Time to Lean Into The Opportunity of the Innovation...

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The following are 10 signs we’re in a new age—a new economy and a new ecology. More than trends, these turning points suggest it’s time for an operating system update—including new mental models and new ways to share the planet.
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11 Alternative Schools that are Real Alternatives

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Trying to push all kids through a content-centric, compliance-oriented model just won’t work. A variety of alternative approaches have been attempted; here are a few approaches educators have to develop for youth that haven’t been successful in traditional schools.

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?
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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.

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