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What We Do

STC reimagines education through real-world learning by working with our cross-sector network of schools to empower leaders, develop teachers, and engage students around hands-on, Real-World Learning.

Our Signature Programs

Our Programs

Real-World Learning Rubric

Our Real-World Learning (RWL) Rubric, published in 2017, serves as a guide to help K-12 schools reflect, set goals, and drive improvements around RWL, which is “relevant, authentic, hands-on, and connects students to the real world

“Give the pupils something to do, not something to learn; and the doing is of such a nature as to demand thinking; learning results.” – John Dewey, 1902

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Why Real World Learning Matters


of U.S. employment is at risk of being automated out of existence


of low-income students earn a bachelor’s degree within 8 years


of parents and students say finding a career passion is important

Our Sources

See What Real-World Learning looks like in action

Students at Pioneer Academy in NYC engage in hands-on maker activities to learn computer science.

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West Side HS students in Newark gain real-world experience through the STC Career Skills program

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Chicago Tech Academy has piloted and grown a mastery-based grading system to support student success.

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