Pittsburgh’s education community was recognized at the celebratEd event at the O'Reilly Theater on September 23, which was presented by The Grable Foundation. During the event, Remake Learning announced $800,000 Blueprint for Learning grants for 16 local schools and nonprofits to redesign classrooms into futuristic learning spaces. This represents the largest single investment in learning space design in the history of Remake Learning. Blueprint for Learning was developed in partnership with the National Design Alliance, Reimagine America’s Schools and the American Architectural Foundation, and is funded by the Grable, Benedum and Hillman Foundations.
Attendees also included Lasse Leponiemi, co-founder and executive director of HundrED, a Finnish nonprofit that has brought Remake Learning’s innovations to the world stage by naming Pittsburgh a HundrED spotlight city. Leponiemi unveiled a comprehensive report and documentary video series honoring 12 schools his organization selected as the most innovative, impactful and scalable education programs in the Pittsburgh region. In November, a delegation from Pittsburgh will travel to Finland to take part in the HundrED Global Innovation Summit, joining other educators from around the world.