For J-WEL, a year of transforming education

On May 2, the Abdul Latif Jameel World Education Lab (J-WEL) celebrated its first anniversary. Made possible through a generous gift from MIT alumnus Mohammed Abdul Latif Jameel ’78, J-WEL promotes excellence in education through three collaboratives that, together, describe a pathway of lifelong learning: preschool to 12th grade (pK-12), led by professors Angela Belcher and Eric Klopfer; higher education, directed by MIT Professor Hazel Sive; and workplace learning under the leadership of George Westerman, principal research scientist at the MIT Sloan Initiative on the Digital Economy. Through these collaboratives, J-WEL connects its members, which include schools, universities, government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and companies from around the world, with MIT innovators in education to foster transformation in educational systems.

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