The XQ institute announced ten high schools across the United States as the winners of the XQ Super School Project, a $100 million competition to reimagine and redesign the American high school.
Launched in September 2015 as a $50 million competition, the project subsequently doubled the number of schools that will receive $10 million each over five years to create model "Super Schools" after nearly seven hundred discover/design phase applications were received.
As a champion for this project, Karen Pittman reflected, "XQ and the Forum want the same outcome for young people: readiness for college, career, and civic community and family life. XQ's focus is on harnessing the ideas of a broad base of community leaders to transform high schools. The Forum is committed to helping these same leaders to take shared responsibility for strengthening and aligning their efforts to make all of the settings and systems where young people spend time 'readiness rich.'"
Read about the selected "Super Schools" here.