Education president of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Jim Shelton’s SXSW EDU keynote Amandla: Powering Everyone’s Potential explored life-long learning. Visit to learn more about SXSW EDU and subscribe to SXSW EDU on YouTube for more great videos More on this video: The world is changing rapidly, presenting challenges and opportunities yet unimagined. Life-long learning has gone from a catchphrase to a survival skill, not just for individuals but in real terms — to save the world. The urgency to broaden our definitions of success in education and leverage new science, strategies, and tools to attend to the needs of the whole child and those who serve them is foundational to building that skill and ensuring a future for everyone. Jim Shelton, President for Education, and former Deputy Secretary of Education under President Barack Obama, manages the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative’s education strategy, partnering with educators, communities and other key stakeholders to produce life changing learning experiences and systems to address the needs of the whole child. Previously, he served as the President and Chief Impact Officer at 2U, Inc., an education technology company that partners with top colleges and universities to bring their degree programs and credit-bearing courses online. He served as the Program Director for Education at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation from 2003 to 2010. Mr. Shelton has held a broad range of management, policy, and programmatic roles aimed at expanding access to personalized learning experience. He holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Morehouse College and Master’s degrees in both business administration and education from Stanford University.

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