Laurene Jobs to create ‘Super Schools’ with $50 million boost

By Aaron Smith Laurene Powell Jobs, philanthropist and widow of Apple founder Steve Jobs, is putting up $50 million in an attempt to modernize high school education. Jobs chairs the board of XQ America, an organization trying to “reimagine high school” through its Super School Project. Over the next few months, it is accepting proposals on how to improve high schools. “We will partner with winning teams and provide them expert support and a fund of $50 million to support at least five schools over the next five years to turn their ideas into real Super Schools,” says the organization on its web site. “Great idea, but five schools is just a drop in the bucket.” Read the full article here:

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