'EIF Presents: XQ Super School Live' Special to Address the Future of American High Schools

Jayne Chacko
XQ Institute

The XQ Institute looks to continue inspiring communities to help reshape high school to better prepare every student. A live XQ special airing on the major broadcast networks will help spread this message.

Parents, students, teachers, business leaders and entrepreneurs: It's time to rethink the future of high school education. XQ Institute and the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) invite you to tune into the special one-hour event, EIF Presents: XQ Super School Live, a telecast that will combine live musical, comedy and documentary segments to depict the past, present and future of the American high school system.

The program will air live (tape-delayed PT) on all four major broadcast networks—ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC—on Friday, Sept. 8 at 8/7c. Viewers can expect to see the biggest stars from film, television, sports, music and digital media in the televised event.

During the show, viewers can engage and participate online, on mobile and in their communities to join the Super School movement.

Although technology has progressed so much in the past 100 years, the high school system has remained virtually unchanged. The telecast will challenge viewers to understand that transforming high school education is crucial to the future of America and will also provide the tools to initiate transformation in their own communications.

XQ Institute launched XQ: the Super School Project in September 2015 as an open call to rethink and design the next American high school. Nearly 4,000 teams of students, teachers, parents, community leaders and many more from across the country came together to create innovative models for 21st-century learning. XQ has pledged more than $100 million for the creation of these super schools.

The Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) raises awareness and funds for critical health, education and social issues by harnessing the collective power of the entire industry. The foundation created Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) in 2008, which since then has helped raise awareness and funds that have accelerated the research leading to two new cancer treatments being approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

EIF Presents: XQ Super School Live, Sept. 8, 8/7c (tape-delayed PT), ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC