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SXSWedu 2014

We Built This City

There is an emerging framework for urban education: set high goals, build the talent pipeline, foster innovation, improve struggling schools and create new options. Building the compacts that powers the dynamic multi-provider portfolios is new territory, but three dozen cities are hard at work forging a new collaborative path. Funders, agitators, harbormasters, and urban leaders will describe the pitfalls and promising practices of urban education portfolios. We’ll invite well known civic leaders to join the discussion during this panel as well. Advanced by Paul Hill for two decades, portfolio approaches are now widely adopted as the path forward in urban education. Creating a high quality portfolio of options requires multi-sector leadership and investment sustained over time.
The session will discuss progress in cities. Each panelists will highlight;
• school improvement strategy;
• new school development strategy; and
• key plays and how they work together.

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  1. How to dramatically improve access to quality urban education options?
  2. How to promote cross sector collaboration and public –private partnerships?
  3. What promising examples exist?



Tom Vander Ark, CEO, Getting Smart

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  • Tags: innovation, leadership
  • Event: EDU
  • Format: Panel Discussion
  • Track: Civic Engagement & Philanthropy
  • Level: Intermediate
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