Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia is transforming the opportunity set for 500 urban students, with an inquiry-based approach and an emphasis on technology.
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Districts can't rely solely on graduation requirements and state test scores as a proxy for quality education aims and measures. Students and community members deserve a more compelling and complete set of goals and metrics. It remains challenging to describe the aims and measures of a rigorous well-rounded education. Here are some examples of schools and districts setting the bar beyond basic reading, writing, and math.
March 06, 2015
With stubbornly high levels of young adult unemployment and underemployment, "Most Likely To Succeed" explores the broken bargain that diplomas equal employability. As a conversation starter, the movie is among the best edu-documentaries ever produced. The star of the film is High Tech High in San Diego, a place where teachers have the freedom to shape projects that culminate in public exhibitions.
February 19, 2015
Switzerland is a great example of a country where companies, government, and education focus on building career pathways in high-growth, high-demand occupational fields where young people can learn skills and earn credentials valued in the labor market.