For a senior at High Tech High Chula Vista, a senior project provided inspiration, support, and opportunities for introspection.
There is great interest in revamping career and technical education, but programs must be developed carefully to ensure students have equitable opportunities for deeper learning.
The passage of the Every Child Succeeds Act creates opportunities to advance conditions that support deeper learning, writes Rafael Heller of Jobs for the Future.
Kathleen Cushman suggests ways schools can help teenagers negotiate the transition from adolescence to adulthood.
In interviews with students, Kathleen Cushman discovers how teachers make them feel welcome in school and engaged in learning.
New federal law creates opportunitiues for states to integrate new forms of assessment into state systems and measure a broader range of student competencies.
Measures such as grades, coursework, and authentic performances can provide a better picture of students' opportunities for deeper learning, according to Soung Bae of the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE).
A test of literacy, numeracy, and problem-solving skills shows college-bound and white young adults perform far better than high school graduates and young adults of color.
By engaging in authentic scientific thinking, students at an EL Education school in New York push their own learning and achieve academic success.
An experience with a once-recalcitrant first grader shows the importance of a classroom culture that fosters academic bravery, writes a teacher from an EL Education school in Washington, DC.