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The STC Forum

The Schools That Can Forum is an annual, public conference that brings together top urban educators from STC schools, innovative educational organizations, thought leaders, industry, and the community to further STC’s mission of reimagining education through real-world learning. Each year, the Forum is hosted by a different STC city and focuses on a relevant theme related to our mission. Forum attendees enjoy two days of panels, interactive workshops and school study tours that highlight practices related to Real-World Learning.

As part of our Forum, we are also honored to present the Robert F. Kennedy Urban Education Awards in partnership with RFK Human Rights. These awards annually recognize a school leader, teacher and student who exemplify the values of courage and moral leadership that Senator Kennedy held dear.

The 15th Annual Schools That Can National Forum will be held May 20-21, 2020 in New York, NY at the world-class Cornell Tech Campus on Roosevelt Island.  This year’s theme is “Connecting Education to Employment in the Digital Age” and we will explore topics like: computational thinking and digital literacy, maker education, artificial intelligence, career education, design thinking, and more. For details, including the agenda, sponsorship opportunities, and registration, click below.

2020 STC Forum

Past STC Forums

2019 Forum: Newark


2018 Forum: Chicago


2017 Forum: Pittsburgh


2016 Forum: New York

Keynote Q&A

“[I love] the openness and feeling that it was a safe environment to share struggles and concerns.”

“[I learned that establishing a] school culture of respect and collaboration is the essential beginning for establishing deeper learning practices. Commitment to whole child learning is primary. There are a variety of educational pathways we must prepare students to be equipped to choose.

Email questions about the Forum to [email protected] To inquire about sponsorship opportunities, email [email protected].

Since 2014, the STC Forum has also included the Robert F. Kennedy Urban Education Awards ceremony. It is a highlight of our Forum each year, as we recognize and celebrate amazing school leader, teacher and student candidates for their inspiring stories of change.

RFK Urban Education Awards