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Laurene Powell Jobs Starts a $50 Million Project to Reform Education

16 SEP 2015
Career Path : Education News
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This past Tuesday, the New York Times reported that Steve Jobs’ widow, Laurene Powell Jobs, is starting a $50 million project to rethink high school education.

Naming her project XQ: The Super School Project, Powell Jobs’ goal is to change the traditional education model that today’s schools follow in order to meet modern work standards.

“The [current school] system was created for the work force we needed 100 years ago,” Powell Jobs told the New York Times.

“Things are not working the way we want it to be working. We’ve seen a lot of incremental changes over the last several years, but we’re saying, ‘Start from scratch.’ ”

Under XQ: The Super School Project, Powell Jobs will be accepting ideas and proposals over the next few months. Teachers, students and leaders across other sectors are all encouraged to develop and submit their ideas for high schools. These could include changes to school schedules, curriculum and more.

Next fall, a team of judges will select five of the best ideas and these will be financed by XQ: The Super School Project.

What reforms would you make to the current high school education system?

 

Source: New York Times