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Navajo Utah Students and Communities to Benefit from new Virtual Reality Center and Jobs

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SAN JUAN COUNTY, Utah (January 28, 2019) -- At Whitehorse High School, Principal Kim Schaefer hopes students, who she calls “scholars,” will be certified in Virtual Reality (VR) technology and entrepreneurship, to reward a new generation with successful jobs and careers without leaving their families, rural reservation, and community.

The high school is located within the Navajo Nation in Southeastern Utah.

As expressed in the 2010 census report, one third of the Navajo population is under 18. The community has a 38% poverty rate, and unemployment is over 40% - more than 10 times the US average.

Indigo CEO Sheri Smith to Deliver Keynote Address at Annual Personalized Learning Conference

Indigo CEO Sheri Smith to Deliver Keynote Address at Annual Personalized Learning Conference

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“Innovation can come from the talents already hidden within the school by identifying staff and students who possess entrepreneurial qualities to drive change and create community in the process.”

BOULDER, COLO - Sheri Smith, CEO of the Indigo Education Company, will deliver a keynote address on Nov. 14 at the “9th Annual National Convening on Personalized Learning: Think Like a Start-up,” in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The conference is sponsored by the Institute for Personalized Learning.