If you’re of the opinion that American schools must adapt to the modern age we live in, you’re not alone. What’s more, you can find out just how schools can do that with XQ: The Super School Project. July 7-9, the XQ Super School Bus will be in Detroit July 7-9.
The Super School Project was created by Russlynn Ali, former assistant secretary of civil rights at the U.S. Department of Education, and Laurene Powell Jobs, president of Emerson Collective. From their experience in the field of education, these women saw that American public schools weren’t meeting their students’ needs. From that realization came the Super School Project.
The idea behind the project is that American high schools haven’t kept up with the changing times. Society has moved from the Model T to the Tesla and from switchboards to smartphones, but American high schools are still using the same setup they’ve used since the early 1900s.
The Super School Project pushes for a move from curriculum memorization to critical thinking. It’s attempting to revolutionize the way American high schools operate in order to create students who are better-prepared for today’s idea-driven careers and ever-changing job roles.
You can come see these innovative ideas for yourself July 7-9 at four different locations in Detroit. The Super School Bus will be in Cadillac Square Park from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, July 7. On July 8, the bus will be at the Shinola Midtown Store (441 W Canfield St) from 9 to 11 a.m. and at the NorthWest Activities Center (18100 Meyers Rd) from 2 to 4 p.m. On Saturday, July 9, the bus will be at The Henry Ford Museum from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Stop by to check out the Super School Project and to enjoy some fun, family-friendly activities like student roundtables, concerts, workshops, art installations, and film showings.
More information about XQ: The Super School Project is available at xqsuperschool.org.