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March 16, 2018

Revisiting College and Career Readiness

An EL Education school in Rochester, NY, shows that giving young children real problems to solve can instill the qualities students will need as adults.

October 12, 2017

Five Approaches to Breakthrough Schools

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

December 12, 2016

Do Deeper-Learning Schools Prepare Students for College? An Alumni Perspective

A graduate of High Tech High Chula Vista, now at Dartmouth College, finds that his high school prepared him very well for the Ivy League.

August 15, 2016

Fostering a Culture of Growth and College Readiness

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.

December 18, 2015

A High School Senior Asks: What Will Be Our Legacy?

For a senior at an EL Education school in Wisconsin, the "college march" is a symbol of the high expectations the school holds for all its students.

December 16, 2015

Creating a College-Bound Culture

A tradition of marching to mail college applications has created a college-going culture in a school that has affected students as young as fourth graders--and has attracted the attention of the First Lady.

December 14, 2015

Making College Access for All More Than an Ideal

Students at Expeditionary Learning schools take to the streets--literally--to show that they and their schools take preparing all students for college seriously.

August 04, 2015

Renaming Noncognitive Skills to Emphasize Success

David T. Conley proposes an alternative name for the so-called "non-cognitive" skills that are vital to students' success in college and the workplace.

March 09, 2015

Live Now, Die Later

A high school humanities teacher suggests ways for deep learners to stay alive while developing "college prep" skills.



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