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Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

This is one of those school reform initiatives, and I can't speak to how well it is actually being received in recipient communities in the six counties in Missouri and Kansas where it is being applied. But I think it should be at least mentioned here because of some aspects of the program, and specifically, those involving real-world experience and community involvement. It's based on the Kauffman Foundation's Real World Initiative to provide "immersive experiences across a multitude of interests, industries, and employers through real-world projects and internships." Here's a video with more information from the Kansas Chamber of Commerce. I looked, but didn't find any neutral or third-party assessment of the program.

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