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Educational Stakeholders to Plan 'School of the Future'

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High School of the Future Startup weekend takes place in Richmond Sept. 27-28th. High School of the Future Startup weekend takes place in Richmond Sept. 27-28th.

People from different business sectors are coming together in Richmond this month to talk about education. Their ideas will go toward making sure Virginia schools stay competitive.

The High School of the Future Startup weekend will bring together educators, engineers, architects, business owners, and people from various sectors. They will be lending their expertise to design plan for Virginia's educational future.

The process takes a fast-track approach commonly used by entrepreneurs and venture capitalists when planning new businesses, and applies it to the planning process for new schools.

Teams or individuals will prepare a concept and pitch their ideas to a group of judges. The concepts will then be available as resources for K-12 stakeholders across the commonwealth.

The state is looking for a wide range of ideas. "Anything from physical plant to a new classroom type, to a new curriculum, to new assessments and standards, to even a new schedule," said Megan Healy, the Virginia director of stem education.

Albemarle County School officials say the weekend could be helpful for any future planning for a possible new high school in northern Albemarle.

The High School of the Future Startup is Friday September 27 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. and Saturday September 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Science Museum of Virginia in Richmond. For more information click here.

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