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Schools That Can reimagines education through real-world learning, helping students realize real-world success

What We Do

We bring real-world learning into schools to better prepare students for the future.

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Who We Are

The largest cross-sector network of urban schools serving low-income communities.

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Where We Work

Our schools, in cities across the country, form an extraordinary network.

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Why Real-World Learning?

97%

of Americans think students need real-world skills to succeed beyond school

45%

of high school graduates feel unprepared for post-secondary pathways

53%

of young college graduates are un- or under-employed

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I love the Real-World Rubric and have used it in our planning. I love the vision for STC and look forward to a long-term partnership.

Alexa Sorden, Principal, Concourse Village Elementary School

STC has expanded my world—but more importantly allowed the space for our students to go much further

Bryan Quinlan, Principal, Monroe Elementary School

Our students were able to complete four externships this school year. I was so thrilled to see how much that they got out of it!

Amy Eberly, Community Programs Manager, Peoples Prep

Upcoming Events

Chicago: Diversity & Equity PLG

November 16 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

NYC: Maker Partnership Fellows Training

December 10 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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What We Believe

In a rapidly changing world, the future of education is uncertain.
Can schools really keep up?
We need schools that can engage students and open up pathways to real-world success.
We need schools that can develop teachers to look beyond school walls and bring the real world into the classroom.
We need schools that can reimagine education through real world learning that closes the opportunity and skills gap.
We need Schools That Can.