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Montgomery County school board votes to eliminate class ranks, introduces new achievement system
Ranaivo, Y. (2018, June 19). Montgomery County school board votes to eliminate class ranks, introduces new achievement system. The Roanoke Times. Retrieved from https://www.roanoke.com/news/education/montgomery-county-school-board-votes-to-eliminate-class-ranks-introduces/article_d3da4d0f-d852-5100-be2a-ae238b33250d.html​

Readings That Have Informed Our Thinking

High-Paying Trade Jobs Sit Empty, While High School Grads Line Up For University
https://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2018/04/25/605092520/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
https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2017/10/social-skills-increasingly-valuable-to-employers-harvard-economist-finds/
Next Generation High Schools: Redesigning the High School Experience
http://www.ed.gov/next-generation-high-schools/
3 Myths of College and Career Readiness
http://edge.ascd.org/blogpost/5-myths-of-college-and-career-readiness
How to Create the Life You Love
https://medium.com/the-mission/how-create-the-life-you-love-using-hacks-from-stanfords-happiness-class-cfa97344ad1#.jwdwmc53d
Education for a Jobless Future
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2016/06/21/education-for-a-jobless-future-are-colleges-preparing-students-for-the-workforce
Four Ways to Unlock the Potential of Australian Students
https://pursuit.unimelb.edu.au/articles/four-ways-to-unlock-the-potential-of-australian-students
Why the Buildings of the Future Will Be Shaped by You (TED Talk)
http://www.ted.com/talks/marc_kushner_why_the_buildings_of_the_future_will_be_shaped_by_you
Throw the Cookie Cutters Away: Remaking High Schools for the 21st Century (Hechinger Report)
http://hechingerreport.org/throw-the-cookie-cutters-away-remaking-high-schools-for-the-21st-century/
The Best Schools Don’t Look Like Schools At All
https://www.fastcodesign.com/3063516/the-best-new-schools-dont-look-like-schools-at-all
Redesigning American High Schools for the 21st Century
http://ssir.org/articles/entry/re_designing_american_high_schools_for_the_21st_century
Parkway Program
http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED087857.pdf
Royal Bay Secondary School by HCMA (YouTube Video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZYrQM3XDtk&feature=youtu.be
Changing the Subject (YouTube Video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a036N5N5Hlk
Rethinking High School Graduation Requirements
http://mobile.edweek.org/c.jsp?cid=25920011&item=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.edweek.org%2Fv1%2Fblog%2F137%2F%3Fuuid%3D59714&cmp=eml-enl-eu-news3
Governor Signs Legislation to Transform VA High School Graduation Requirements
http://www.richmond.com/news/local/education/article_ff9ba6c9-14ed-5745-a8ac-898e8744991a.html
Ordrup School (YouTube Video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GI2IEZHA26k&feature=youtu.be
How Flexible Learning Spaces Improve Active Learning
http://www.eschoolnews.com/2016/07/19/how-flexible-learning-spaces-improve-active-learning/
Reimagining the Modern Classroom
http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2016/09/reimagining-the-modern-classroom/498224/
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...
http://eeditionmobile.vagazette.com/Olive/Tablet/VirginiaGazette/SharedArticle.aspx?href=VGGZ%2F2016%2F09%2F03&id=Ar00104
The Innovation Campus: Building Better Ideas
http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/08/07/education/edlife/innovation-campus-entrepreneurship-engineering-arts.html?_r=0&referer=
ADHD As A Difference In Cognition, Not A Disorder: Stephen Tonti at TEDxCMU
https://youtu.be/uU6o2_UFSEY
Purpose Learning: Stanford 2025 (video)
https://vimeo.com/93552437
The 10 Most Important Work Skills in 2020 - Top Ten Online Colleges (infographic)
http://www.top10onlinecolleges.org/work-skills-2020/
The End of Average - Todd Rose
http://www.toddrose.com/endofaverage/
Virginia Tech announces cross-disciplinary 'destination areas'
http://m.roanoke.com/news/education/higher_education/virginia_tech/virginia-tech-announces-cross-disciplinary-destination-areas/article_7f52b6dd-d759-5afa-9a03-53b417752235.html?mode=jqm
How Senior Capstone Projects Let Students Research-and Present-Their Passions
https://www.edsurge.com/news/2018-01-30-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
http://singularityhub.com/2015/11/17/6-tips-on-the-future-of-education-from-singularity-youth/
The 10 Skills Employers Most Want In 2015 Graduates - Forbes
http://onforb.es/1xt6Aiv
A dean from MIT is starting a radical new university with no majors, lectures, or classrooms
http://qz.com/605941/a-dean-from-mit-is-starting-a-radical-new-university-with-no-majors-lectures-or-classrooms/
To Change Education, Change the Message
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2016/01/06/to-change-education-change-the-message.html?cmp=eml-contshr-shr
Sundance film demonstrates how even ‘The Bad Kids’ benefit from empathy | Deseret News National
http://national.deseretnews.com/article/17114/sundance-film-demonstrates-how-even-the-bad-kids-benefit-from-empathy.html
A Philanthropist Drills Down to Discover Why Programs Work
http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/02/06/your-money/a-philanthropist-drills-down-to-discover-why-programs-work.html?smprod=nytcore-ipad&smid=nytcore-ipad-share&_r=1&referer=
In a Huge Breakthrough, Google’s AI Beats a Top Player at the Game of Go
http://www.wired.com/2016/01/in-a-huge-breakthrough-googles-ai-beats-a-top-player-at-the-game-of-go/
Disrupting School at the Juncture of Teen Choice
https://medium.com/@creditflex/disrupting-school-at-the-juncture-of-teen-choice-4fb9f678760e?source=emailShare-75777cc1d056-1453570962 by Hackable High Schools
10 Must-See Documentaries on Creativity and the Future of Education
http://www.diygenius.com/documentaries-on-the-future-of-education/
30 U.S. School Districts Worth Visiting (note Albemarle is #15)
http://gettingsmart.com/2015/11/30-districts-worth-visiting-2015/
Why teacher-powered schools are picking up momentum
http://www.teachingquality.org/content/blogs/barnett-berry/why-teacher-powered-schools-are-picking-momentum
Learning for Life: Can You Teach a Coal Miner to Code?
https://medium.com/backchannel/canary-in-the-code-mine-903884eca853#.1prwvmf6o
From Class Clown to CEO: How Entrepreneurship Education Benefits K-12 Students
http://www.forbes.com/sites/darden/2015/11/09/from-class-clown-to-ceo-how-entrepreneurship-education-benefits
The Algorithmic Future of Education
http://hackeducation.com/2015/10/22/robot-tutors/
The 13 Most Innovative Schools in the World
http://www.techinsider.io/the-13-most-innovative-schools-in-the-world-2015-9
Is this Silicon Valley-inspired school the future of education?
http://nypost.com/2015/10/17/is-this-mark-zuckerberg-funded-school-the-future-of-education/
The Four Things People Can Still Do Better Than Computers
http://m.fastcompany.com/3014448/the-four-things-people-can-still-do-better-than-computers#
The 3 Stages of Education Investing We’re Ignoring
https://medium.com/future-of-school/the-3-stages-of-education-investing-we-re-ignoring-b68a99a8999a
The Best Jobs Now Require You to be a People Person
http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-best-jobs-now-require-you-to-be-a-people-person/?ex_cid=story-twitter
4 Dimensions of Emotional Intelligence for Students
http://www.theedadvocate.org/4-dimensions-of-emotional-intelligence-for-students/
Hands-on high school prepares students for the real world and jobs, but what about college?
http://hechingerreport.org/high-tech-high-prepares-students-for-the-real-world-and-jobs-but-what-about-college/?utm_content=buffer3f8cb&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer
The World is Changing - School Must Change Too
https://medium.com/@pammoran/the-world-is-changing-school-must-change-too-2ca2c1da43a5#.p4oksdm09
What is the future of your job?
http://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/01/what-is-the-future-of-your-job?utm_content=buffer9d1c9&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer
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.
http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/insights/whats-next-big-thing
How to Use Humor to Improve Creativity
http://stanford.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=ce785d9b9016cd35fb68e83b7&id=878630dcdb&e=a0d2bf85aa
Seven Lessons on Investing in China’s Tech Sector
http://stanford.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=ce785d9b9016cd35fb68e83b7&id=68b08f57cc&e=a0d2bf85aa
These Are the Best Jobs in America Right Now
http://time.com/money/4186101/best-jobs-in-america-right-now/
Students who believe they have more “free will” do better academically
http://digest.bps.org.uk/2016/01/students-who-believe-they-have-free.html?m=1
What you know is worth nothing - here’s how to fix that
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/what-you-know-worth-nothing-heres-how-fix-laurence-van-elegem?trkSplashRedir=true&forceNoSplash=true
Education in an Uncertain World
http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/education-technological-skills-more-important-by-andreas-schleicher-2015-12
Nueva Upper School
http://www.nuevaschool.org/academics/upper-school/high-school-faq
Senate approves Ways of Thinking, Ways of Doing breadth requirement
http://news.stanford.edu/news/2012/may/faculty-senate-three-051812.html
The Global Search for Education: With the World in Mind
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/c-m-rubin/the-global-search-for-edu_b_8703260.html>
8 Industries Robots Will Completely Transform by 2025
http://www.businessinsider.com/robot-ai-industries-2015-12
The Bold Idea Behind a Small Brooklyn School
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/06/nyregion/in-the-spirit-of-mark-zuckerberg-an-experimental-school-in-brooklyn.html?smprod=nytcore-ipad&smid=nytcore-ipad-share
Communities of Character
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/27/opinion/communities-of-character.html?smprod=nytcore-ipad&smid=nytcore-ipad-share
Automation Is Eating Jobs, But These Skills Will Always Be Valued In the Workplace
http://singularityhub.com/2015/11/19/automation-is-eating-jobs-but-these-skills-will-always-be-valued-in-the-workplace/?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=pulsenews
Silicon Valley: Global Innovation Engine
http://gettingsmart.com/2014/06/creative-cluster-silicon-valley/
States vs. Districts in the Every Student Succeeds Act
http://edexcellence.net/articles/states-v-districts-in-the-every-student-succeeds-act
Research: Empathy Helping Kids Learn
https://thejournal.com/articles/2015/11/16/research-empathy-helps-kids-learn.aspx
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