Is Your School 'Bold' or 'Old'?
Will Richardson brainstorms towards a working definition of "bold schools" (as distinguished from "old school"):
...schools that really are trying to move toward a technology-rich, student-centered, inquiry-based learning practice that effectively prepares kids for the required skills and dispositions and realities of the world today and yet also prepares them to pass the test and satisfy the current expectations of parents and policy makers. Places, importantly, where those two things are not mutually exclusive ideas.
He also lists nine qualities (from "learning-centered" to "provocative") that he believes are associated with such schools. (I guess coming up with an even 10 would be too old school?)