STC National Forum

The STC Forum is a public, interactive conference with workshops, panels, and presentations led and attended by top urban educators from STC schools, innovative ed organizations, thought leaders, industry, and guests gathered for a discourse on urban education. Take-home methodologies from our Forums equip participants to expand quality education across the US.



The 10th Annual Schools That Can Forum was held May 18-19 at Loyola Marymount University School of Education in Los Angeles, CA. The 2015 Forum uniquely addressed a widespread, critical problem in our society – students’ college and career readiness. Participants broke through silos to connect with leaders from k-12 urban education, higher education, industry, and innovative education organizations to share strategies and build solutions to close the opportunity and skills gap afflicting our nation.


K-12 Educators, Industry Leaders, Institutes of Higher Education, and Innovative Education Organizations


Dr. Vince Bertram, President and Chief Executive Officer, Project Lead The Way


Download the agenda. Workshops and panels provided take-home methodologies to improve schools and ensure students are college and career ready. 2015 Highlights:
Deeper Learning with Author Monica Martinez
– Design Thinking for Educators with Breaker
– Project-Based Learning for the 21st Century
True Grit with Educators 4 Excellence: Los Angeles
– Connecting e2e with Marco Petruzzi, CEO, Green Dot Public Schools National and Lucien Vattel, CEO, GameDesk
– Meaningful Higher Ed Engagement with Ralph Bland, Superintendent, New Paradigm for Education and Oliver Sicat, President and CEO, Ednovate (USC Hybrid High Schools)
– e2e in Action: Visit Schools and e2e Industry Partners
– 2nd Annual Robert F. Kennedy Urban Education Awards Luncheon
Ed Thoughts Panel: Common Core Meets Real World Learning


Loyola Marymount University School of Education understands and declares its purpose to be the encouragement of life-long learning and academic excellence, the education of the whole person, and the promotion of service and justice for all.

I am so impressed with what you’ve accomplished (and, of course, are still accomplishing)!

Angela Duckworth at the STC 2014 National Forum

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Previous Forums

The STC 2014 National Forum was held in Harlem, New York City. The focus was on Transformation in Urban Education, and the 3-day event was truly a transformative experience for all involved. Download the agenda and read the recap!

The STC 2013 National Forum was held in Milwaukee, WI. STC Milwaukee is a national leader in growing quality seats of education for low-income students. Follow the city’s progress on our blog and the STC Milwaukee website.

The STC 2012 National Forum was held in Boston, MA and focused on celebrating and supporting effective teaching. Download the agenda. The agenda outlines the innovative tools and life-changing perspectives available to you at our Forums.



The STC 2011 National Forum was held in Cleveland, OH. Focused on “Collaborating for Student Success,” speakers included Shafeen Charania (formerly with Microsoft) and Jamie Cloud (The Cloud Institute).

The STC 2010 National Forum was hosted by Newark, NJ.  Mayor Cory Booker provided an inspirational keynote speech. The program also included conversation between Dr. David Steiner (Commissioner of Education for New York State) and Norman Atkins (Founder of Uncommon Schools and Teacher U.); discussion between Joel Klein (Chancellor of Schools, New York City) and Sy Fliegel (President of CEI-PEA); a presentation by Whitney Tilson (education reformer, Founder of DFER, board member of KIPP); and a conversation between John King (Deputy Commissioner New York State) and Dana Lehman (Head of School, Roxbury Prep). A number of take home values resulted from the Newark Forum.

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