The emphasis is on what has been proven to be one of the most powerful learning experiences, and that making a difference in today’s world has never been easier or more important. The result of our hundreds of annual visits to schools where we can see quality teaching and learning in action. New learning models, tools and strategies have helped to open small and flexible school models. The staff at Getting Smart believes in learning out loud and always advocating for what we are passionate about. A comprehensive and compelling argument for making communities a place of learning for students of all ages. Exploring new mechanisms, new practices, new tools, and new opportunities with support from the Walton Family Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. This podcast highlights emerging trends in K-12, postsecondary and continuing education. Kim is the CEO of Collegiate Edu Nation and has spent most of “his” career in the Roscoe Independent School District, where “he” was superintendent from 2003 to 2019 before leading CEN. This series is designed to contribute and teach young people how to make a difference in the world. The series will ask weekly “What if?” questions to help us imagine what learning and education might look like. Alton has worked in education for 35 years and has served as superintendent of two districts in Texas and one in Ohio. Kim has done a lot for Early College and the STEM program in Roscoe to support disadvantaged students in rural areas. We report on best practices, lessons learned, and progressive teaching methods. Alton participates in numerous community boards and organizations both locally and nationally. Our research explores what’s happening, what’s next, and how schools can prepare for it.