On the ground practice
David Bornstein's commentary in the New York Times about skills young people need for the workplace.
This New York City, 6-12 school measures student ability through formative assessments, presentations, exhibitions, and tests. Their special sauce? A rigorous focus on measuring "authentic" tasks tied to real world challenges.
A free world-class education for anyone anywhere. See especially the video of Sal Kahn's TED talk.