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John King: Building a Nation of Makers In the News

June 20, 2016

Today, I am excited to announce that the Department of Education and the Alliance for Excellent Education are launching Future Ready Librarians, an expansion of the Future Ready initiative aimed at positioning librarians as leaders in the digital transformation of learning. Among other critical roles, Future Ready Librarians design collaborative library spaces that enable open-ended exploration, tinkering and making that empower students as creators while serving as digital learning coaches who work side by side with teachers.

Future Ready, STEM

Summer Bridge Program Closes Achievement Gaps and Increases Secondary School Students’ Interest in STEM, New Alliance Report Finds Press Release

February 19, 2015

Building a STEM Pathway: Xavier University of Louisiana’s Summer Science Academy, a new report released today by the Alliance for Excellent Education, examines how Xavier’s summer bridge program for middle and high school students prepares students of color to succeed in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. This extensive report—interspersed with video highlights of the program—provides a lens into the kind of academic and social learning that build students’ competencies in STEM course work.

Every Child a Graduate. Every Child Prepared for Life.