Faces of the Future
What Extraordinary Students Are Telling Us About Tomorrow's Uncertain Job Market
Across the country, talented and driven young people are pushing well beyond the boundaries of school, finding new ways to learn advanced computer science, tackle big challenges, and start mapping an uncharted future. As part of Education Week’s special coverage of schools and the future of work, we’re profiling some of these students, because we believe their stories hold important lessons about the promise—and peril—that all of today’s students will face in tomorrow’s uncertain labor market.
Privacy & Security At Age 12, They Hacked Their School District. The Adults Are Still Trying to Catch Up.
Jeremy Currier and Seth Stephens should be the cybersecurity workers of tomorrow. Instead, they may be charged with a crime.
Future of Work He Wants Chicago Kids to Build the Next Silicon Valley. He's 13.
Ian Michael Brock wants the next billion-dollar tech company to be launched by a young person. He’s taken matters into his own hands.
Future of Work The Extraordinary Education of an Elite, 13-Year-Old Problem-Solver
A remarkable coder with vision, people skills, and mentors, Emma Yang has the skills to thrive. But what about everyone else?