Laurene Powell Jobs

Co-Founder & Board Chair
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Laurene Powell Jobs is the board chair of XQ Institute and founder and chair of Emerson Collective, an organization that supports social entrepreneurs who are committed to the ideal that everyone ought to have the chance to live to their full potential. Powell Jobs also cofounded, and serves as the president of the board of directors of College Track, a nonprofit program that helps disadvantaged students prepare for, and graduate from college. Powell Jobs holds a BA and a BSE from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Emerson Collective

XQ works in direct collaboration with Emerson Collective, which is dedicated to removing barriers to opportunity so people can live to their full potential. Established and led by Laurene Powell Jobs, Emerson’s work focuses on education, immigration reform, the environment, and other social justice initiatives. XQ is an independent affiliate of Emerson Collective.

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High School Redesign
High School Redesign: How to Apply the XQ School Design Principles
Want to change high school? Use XQ's suite of materials to explore what high schools can be—and should be—for American students.
High School Redesign
Why Should We #ReThinkHighSchool? | Why XQ
At a time when the world is getting faster, more uncertain, and more complex we believe public schools have a critical role to play. By ensuring that no matter who you are or where you come from, you are prepared.

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Knowledge Modules

No matter where you are today & what you want to achieve, going to college is the best way to help ensure a bright future.

XQ Design Principles

These six principles, updated in fall 2019 to reflect lessons learned since our launch in 2015, are fundamental to every XQ school.

XQ Learner Goals

The next generation must learn to adapt to a changing world. The five XQ learner goals aim to develop students who are deeply engaged in their own learning and fully prepared for all that the future has to offer.