Steve Jobs’ Wife Awards 10 Innovative Schools with $10M Each

Ten schools have won a massive windfall and a big vote of confidence. They were chosen from nearly 700 across the country that submitted ideas to reimagine high school for “XQ: The Super School Project.”

Among them is the Washington Leadership Academy, a new public charter high school in the nation’s capital, where learning is hands-on. To learn cryptography, student teams compete to crack codes that unlock boxes holding prizes. In music class, they learn about rhythm by becoming DJs. And they don’t just experience virtual reality as passive viewers – here, they learn computer coding to create alternate worlds.

The school’s high-tech approach to teaching is so out-of-the-box that yesterday, it was named as one of ten schools across the nation to receive a $10 million grant from “XQ: The Super School Project.” The contest was funded by Laurene Powell Jobs, the wife of the late Apple founder, Steve Jobs.

For more information, see CBSNews.

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