In this post, Tyler Thigpen offers a typology of different approaches to redesigning schools.

A student-centered approach, in which students practice the skills of a democracy--rather than simply being told about democracy--can enhance civic participation by youths.

In this post, Grant Lichtman shows how some schools have dissolved the boundaries between themselves and the outside world.

A school in Queens, NY, is using data to determine how well students have a sense of belonging and engagement.

Providing community service to residents of Houston after a "hard rain" helped students in a South Carolina school become citizens as well as scholars.

Teachers, like students, need to be connected to and cared for by their school community, says Anne Vilen of EL Education.

CCSSO's Innovation Manager explains the development of leadership competencies and steps to help state leaders use them effectively.

Working with states at the leading edge of educational innovation helped a summer fellow at CCSSO learn about the importance of taking risks.

A set of competencies, developed by CCSSO and Jobs for the Future, can help school leaders improve practices in learner-centered schools.

Performance assessments have the potential to ensure that instruction for students with disabilities is aligned with state standards.


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