This past weekend we witnessed the pageantry of the Inauguration followed by protest marches across the world—each symbolizing timeless democratic values as well as the uncertain times we live in. We know that this election was divisive and different. Many wonder if we can come together as a country and find ways to bridge our differences. We believe that now more than ever this must be done and we remain committed to doing our part.
In January 2017, Education Reimagined hosted an installment of its Pioneering Lab series, inviting educators to learn more about what learner-centered education can be and to exchange ideas around implementing learner-centered activities inside of the classroom.
Pioneering Lab participant and Atlanta based educator Anya Smith penned a blog sharing her experience.
Education Reimagined’s Kelly Young helps school superintendents use a learner-center approach in planning how to better use technology.
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We should treat others as we ourselves want to be treated. The Golden Rule does not stop at the water’s edge of politics and public policy. So the first principle of all is about relationships and how we treat each other.
Convergence’s Project on Nutrition and Wellness project director Amy Slechta joins the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) “Convenience Matters” podcast to discuss how Convergence and NACS have been working to increase access to and the sale of healthier food options in grocery and convenience stores.
The growth of our Education Reimagined initiative has reached unprecedented levels, attracting influential funders and engaging an ever-growing number of stakeholders in building the learner-centered education movement. When Education Reimagined issued its Transformational Vision for the Future of Education in the US last September, we hoped it would attract attention as a bold new framework that could reshape K-12 education. As the first year concludes, we’ve seen a groundswell of support for this effort.
In July, Convergence launched its newest project aimed at addressing an urgent domestic challenge of our time—ensuring that upward mobility and economic security exists for all Americans. This new Economic Mobility and Poverty Project kicked off what will be a 12-18 month dialogue-leading- to-action called Working Up. Assembling 30 cross-sector leaders and employing Convergence’s signature consensus-building process, the project will work to identify solutions both aimed at the short term as well as transformational, big bets that might re-imagine how we train, hire and connect people, especially low-income Americans, to pathways upward.