The LEan Lab Asks KC to Re-imagine Public Education
Over 100 educators, architects, designers, artists, and business leaders, as well as The Local Pig, Room 39, The Jacobson, Blvd Tavern, Port Fonda, Dark Horse Distillery, and Cee Cee’s Sweet Creations will come together on November 16 to build the future of KC schools.
Because Kansas City has undergone an urban renaissance.
In recent years, KC has seen extensive redevelopment in its downtown area with over $6 billion in improvements and projects. The community responded with an equally strong investment in people by organizing entrepreneurial and innovation events to spur continued growth and attract talent. "Cow town" started to become cool again.
But our schools have not kept up.
If we are to continue to see Kansas City grow into a world-class city, we need a world-class education system to match.
The Lean Lab believes this is the responsibility of not just teachers and schools, but of the community itself. Therefore, on Monday, November 16, The Lean Lab will give a handful of amazing KC educators and students the stage to posit new, bold ideas that push conceptions of what education is and could be at its inaugural event T(eacher)ED Talks.
All proceeds will help expand Lean Lab programming so that more teachers across the KC region have access to a community of progressive innovators willing to share, test, grow and launch new ideas that redefine education.
Seven local Kansas City restaurants will create a tasting “tour” for attendees before the talks, continuing to influence The Lean Lab’s origins of bringing a community together over shared food.
Tickets can be found here for all in KC who are ready to build an education innovation hub to match the renaissance our city has seen.