I had the fortune of an accidental conversation with two inspiring teachers from Cleveland's International School, an innovative partnership between Cleveland's School District and Cleveland State University. It was unlike previous chats with school system teachers who often complain about the disengagement of their students compounded by their own disengagement. Instead I hear, in excited and inspired tones, about innovative education that focuses on building inquiry, character and community. These are what I consider the core competencies in this world of increasing and unprecedented complexity, connectivity and change.
And the market metric: compared to peer public schools students and parents are eager to leave, in this school, they have to have a lottery for applicants because of the attraction. Very exciting.