XQ Institute and the Entertainment Industry FoundationWith school back in session, dozens of big stars — including Ringo Starr and U2 — are set to take over your TV tonight to encourage you to think about the future of education in America.

A star-studded special called EIF Presents: XQ Super Schools Live will air live from Los Angeles at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT on ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC. The telecast is designed to “invite the public to help rethink the future of American high schools.”

The hour-long program will include performances from a variety of artists, and will culminate with a musical finale featuring Starr, U2, E Street Band drummer Max Weinberg, Sheila E., Jennifer Hudson, Sheryl Crow, Yo-Yo Ma and many others.

The special is being presented by the Entertainment Industry Foundation and XQ Institute, which in 2015 launched the “Super School Project” to collect ideas on how to redesign American high schools for 21st century learning. Since then, more than 10,000 students, teachers, parents and community leaders around the country have proposed ideas, and the program will show the progress that this project has made in the last two years.

Other celebrities participating in the show include Tom Hanks, Samuel L. Jackson, Kelly Clarkson, Justin Timberlake, Cate Blanchett, Salma Hayek, Bill Hader, Rami Malek, Christian Slater, James Corden, Allison Janney, Lin-Manuel Miranda, J.J. Abrams, Cindy Crawford, Norman Lear and many, many more. Visit XQSuperSchool.org for more information.

Comments are closed.