Time off with his children showed Jal Mehta that the best education is responsive to children's needs and connected to the world around them.
Project-based learning is beneficial for all students, especially those farthest from opportunity, writes Bob Lenz of the Buck Institute for Education.
At an EL Education school in Maine, a cooperative effort to develop Habits of Work and Learning created broad ownership for school goals.
An English teacher at an EL Education school shows how students can develop a belief in themselves and their abilities through their engagement with challenging work.
By focusing on growth and moving toward goals "one bite at a time," an EL Education school in Wisconsin achieves success for its diverse student body.
At High Tech Middle School, two humanities teachers analyzed data on student performance and developed a strategy to help students make connections in reading. Student engagement and meaningful education ensued.
At High Tech High Media Arts, student consultants help themselves and teachers reflect on teaching practices, improving teaching and learning.
A student at High Tech High North County discovers that an internship can be a great learning experience and develop skills that will serve her well in whatever career she chooses.
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.