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In our large, urban school district—Jefferson County Public Schools—we are challenging ourselves to do more than ask students to bubble in circles to “prove” what they know. We are expecting students to demonstrate and provide evidence of their abilities, skills, and dispositions. This has proven to be a worthy and large task.
Alternative high school principals Ron Schmidt (Chelsea Opportunity Academy in Chelsea, MA) and Margaret Green, (Next Wave / Full Circle in Somerville, MA) share learnings, insights, and advice about the school design process.
We'll be at iNACOL 2019 and we want to see you there! Join CCE for a number of sessions on equity, school redesign, innovation, and more.
I thought I knew a great deal about what mattered in schools. But nothing reinforced – and challenged – my beliefs like watching my oldest child start kindergarten.
Rising 8th grade students in Revere Public Schools sit down to discuss their experiences with advisory and to share how it affects their learning to have meaningful relationships with adults.
Laura Tota speaks to two 7th-grade students at Garfield Middle School about their experiences with project-based learning.
This spring, students at Chelsea Opportunity Academy conducted the first-ever series of student-led instructional rounds, visiting each classroom, debriefing the experience, and sharing observations with teachers.