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Introducing: The Hummingbird Stories

Children deserve great childhoods. This is a story of those who believe the same. We explore how schools and communities work together to create transformative experiences with young people, work to bend the system, and chase the question: What will it take  for every child in North Carolina to not only have a sound basic education, but to have catalytic experiences that drive them to step boldly into the futures they deserve and create a better world?

Two principals — Donnell Cannon and Jenny O’Meara, interview school designers, community organizers, learning engineers, and education activists to learn what we should be thinking about when it comes to reimagining the future  and the steps we can take today to create better schools, better childhoods, and better people tomorrow.

Behind the Story

The Hummingbird Stories is produced by Alli Lindenberg, Donnell Cannon and Jenny O’Meara. The music used in this series is made by 8th grade student DX4L. The hummingbird artwork on the cover is by 8th grade student Joselyn Hernandez.

The Hummingbird Stories

In The Hummingbird Stories, passionate educators Donnell Cannon and Jenny O’Meara host conversations with the most innovative, equity-minded leaders in education from all across the country.

These “Hummingbirds” are no longer waiting for change in a system on fire, but rather choosing to do something. We hope they’ll inspire you to take real action, no matter how small, toward redesigning schools.

An extraordinary education for all young people is possible. But it’s going to take all of us to make it happen.