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College Board’s digital magazine celebrates stories of success and optimism in education. At a time when much of the news seems negative, The Elective amplifies the good work and extraordinary voices of the nation's resilient and resourceful students, teachers, and leaders.
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Featured Stories from The Elective
The Hope and Opportunity of a Technology Education
Arkansas governor Asa Hutchinson bet big on computer science—and students, teachers, and communities across his state are benefiting.
Rebooting the Invitation to Technology
As CEO of Reboot Representation, Dwana Franklin-Davis draws on a lifetime of experience in the tech world to get more Black, Latina, and Native American women into the industry.
The Computer Science Evangelist
As she prepares to leave her post at CSforALL, Ruthe Farmer outlines how the U.S. can build a more representative tech industry.
At the Forefront of the AgTech Revolution
By bringing digital innovation to farms, Julian Sanchez, director of emerging technology at John Deere, is creating new opportunities for farmers and students alike.
The High Cost of High Conflict
In her new book, investigative journalist Amanda Ripley argues that we need to find a better, lower-temperature way to argue—for our health and the health of our country.
Public Education After the Pandemic
Researcher Robin Lake, director of the non-partisan Center on Reinventing Public Education, wants to seize post-covid opportunities to improve the nation's schools.
The Moral Imperative of Public Education
After a challenging year for students, parents, and educators, Chiefs for Change CEO Mike Magee sees potential for more equitable schools and classrooms.
Charm City Turnaround
Under the leadership of Sonja Santelises, Baltimore's public schools and its students have made incredible strides. Now she's preparing to continue building on that success while creating a more equitable post-pandemic system.