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Every child deserves an education that will prepare them to thrive in a competitive and rapidly changing world.


We invest in people, tools, and models—partnering with educators, communities, and schools to better prepare young people for all the future has to offer. College Track and XQ focus on high school as the fulcrum for change in the lives of individual students and across the education system with the ultimate goal of delivering on the promise of public education as essential to a thriving democracy.

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Managing Director, Education, Emerson Collective, and CEO, XQ


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