The challenge of fortifying today’s students with 21st century skills is daunting. Technology is moving at an exponentially rapid pace and it offers unique opportunities for learning. Global ‘everything’ is a reality. Today’s students will change jobs 10 to 14 times by the time they reach 38 years of age and they will actually need to craft their own careers.* McAllen ISD responded to this ‘call to action in a way that captured national attention and is being emulated by districts across the state and country. We lead the way.