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Readings That Have Informed Our Thinking

High-Paying Trade Jobs Sit Empty, While High School Grads Line Up For University
Golden age for team players: Strong social skills increasingly valuable to employers, study finds
Next Generation High Schools: Redesigning the High School Experience
3 Myths of College and Career Readiness
How to Create the Life You Love
Education for a Jobless Future
Four Ways to Unlock the Potential of Australian Students
Why the Buildings of the Future Will Be Shaped by You (TED Talk)
Throw the Cookie Cutters Away: Remaking High Schools for the 21st Century (Hechinger Report)
The Best Schools Don’t Look Like Schools At All
Redesigning American High Schools for the 21st Century
Parkway Program
Royal Bay Secondary School by HCMA (YouTube Video)
Changing the Subject (YouTube Video)
Rethinking High School Graduation Requirements
Governor Signs Legislation to Transform VA High School Graduation Requirements
Ordrup School (YouTube Video)
How Flexible Learning Spaces Improve Active Learning
Reimagining the Modern Classroom
Taking Their Own Path: About 100 freshmen at Warhill High School enrolled in the Pathways Program arrived a week early to ‘unlearn’ traditional school structure...
The Innovation Campus: Building Better Ideas
ADHD As A Difference In Cognition, Not A Disorder: Stephen Tonti at TEDxCMU
Purpose Learning: Stanford 2025 (video)
The 10 Most Important Work Skills in 2020 - Top Ten Online Colleges (infographic)
The End of Average - Todd Rose
Virginia Tech announces cross-disciplinary 'destination areas'
How Senior Capstone Projects Let Students Research-and Present-Their Passions

The readings below were submitted with the DESIGN phase of the XQ application:

How Would Today’s Smartest Teens Overhaul Education? We Asked Them
The 10 Skills Employers Most Want In 2015 Graduates - Forbes
A dean from MIT is starting a radical new university with no majors, lectures, or classrooms
To Change Education, Change the Message
Sundance film demonstrates how even ‘The Bad Kids’ benefit from empathy | Deseret News National
A Philanthropist Drills Down to Discover Why Programs Work
In a Huge Breakthrough, Google’s AI Beats a Top Player at the Game of Go
Disrupting School at the Juncture of Teen Choice by Hackable High Schools
10 Must-See Documentaries on Creativity and the Future of Education
30 U.S. School Districts Worth Visiting (note Albemarle is #15)
Why teacher-powered schools are picking up momentum
Learning for Life: Can You Teach a Coal Miner to Code?
From Class Clown to CEO: How Entrepreneurship Education Benefits K-12 Students
The Algorithmic Future of Education
The 13 Most Innovative Schools in the World
Is this Silicon Valley-inspired school the future of education?
The Four Things People Can Still Do Better Than Computers
The 3 Stages of Education Investing We’re Ignoring
The Best Jobs Now Require You to be a People Person
4 Dimensions of Emotional Intelligence for Students
Hands-on high school prepares students for the real world and jobs, but what about college?
The World is Changing - School Must Change Too
What is the future of your job?
What’s the Next Big Thing? Which new tech opportunities have Silicon Valley buzzing? Six insiders tell the rest of us what they think the future holds.
How to Use Humor to Improve Creativity
Seven Lessons on Investing in China’s Tech Sector
These Are the Best Jobs in America Right Now
Students who believe they have more “free will” do better academically
What you know is worth nothing - here’s how to fix that
Education in an Uncertain World
Nueva Upper School
Senate approves Ways of Thinking, Ways of Doing breadth requirement
The Global Search for Education: With the World in Mind>
8 Industries Robots Will Completely Transform by 2025
The Bold Idea Behind a Small Brooklyn School
Communities of Character
Automation Is Eating Jobs, But These Skills Will Always Be Valued In the Workplace
Silicon Valley: Global Innovation Engine
States vs. Districts in the Every Student Succeeds Act
Research: Empathy Helping Kids Learn

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