At Envision schools, strong relationships, a college-going culture, and project-based learning prepare students for their culminating portfolio defense, which builds their agency.
Envision schools' portfolio defense model empowers students to change their lives and makes a difference for low-income students of color.
A carefully designed effort to improve attendance rates at a New York City high school paid off, offering lessons for improvement at other schools.
The urgency of deepening student learning might outweigh the need for "gold-standard" research on hard-to-teach and hard-to-measure skills, says Rafael Heller of Jobs for the Future.
Dynamic changes in the economy require a new type of learning, one that is project-based, says Tom Vander Ark.
Stakeholder engagement, as promising examples from Colorado and New Hampshire show, can help ensure that innovation is sustained.
A recent summit held by Jobs for the Future highlighted ways to strengthen career readiness for all young people.
A recent summit meeting highlighted ways schools and businesses are forming partnerships to increase economic opportunities for young people.
Twelve organizations are developing and testing new ways of measuring student performance.
Adam Carter of Summit Public Schools describes how that school network personalizes learning for each student--and offers examples of what that looks like.