What’s Next? Part 1: The Purpose of Education

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In these times of change, it is good to focus on what hasn’t changed: the purpose of education. We see this as a guiding light that will help us chart a course for success on each and every project. In this 4-minute video, the Victory team shares some perspectives on what’s new and what’s next in education.


Education is changing. Its long-held assumptions, traditions, and structures are in transition.

Familiar guidelines, schedules, and vehicles for engaging students in content and assessing outcomes are evolving.

The educational landscape is increasingly complex and more challenging to navigate.

But the purpose of education remains clear. It must empower students to assimilate data and apply meaningful practices so they can think, innovate, and collaborate to further their personal growth and solve society’s most challenging problems together.

What’s Next?

This is the first in a series of posts about the changing landscape in education. Each post will dig deeper into one of the topics we are addressing.

For a sneak preview, take a look at Victory’s What’s Next position paper.

Further Reading

The links below provide some additional perspective on the changing education landscape.

A recent NSF press release, Revisiting the STEM workforce, speaks to the changing workforce and the need for new knowledge and skills.

This Educational Leadership article from 2009, 21st Century Skills: The Challenges Ahead, is interesting for looking back at key areas of need from 6 years ago.

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