Leaders who demonstrate a continual desire to learn and connect whenever possible help set a precedence of transparency and innovation in a school’s culture.
Katrina Schwartz is a journalist based in San Francisco. She's worked at KPCC public radio in LA and has reported, produced and blogged on health, climate change and local news for KQED in San Francisco.
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High school students at Science Leadership Academy explain what they value in their education.
The conversation about what kids need to know and to be able to do by the end of high school has gradually shifted over the past several years to emphasize not just rigorous content goals, but also less tangible skills, such as creative thinking, problem-solving and collaboration.
Investing in just one staff person to help students identify their aspirations and pave the way for them to reach those goals can have a big effect on a high school.
Despite the focus on specialization, there’s still an argument to be made for liberal arts education.
Regularly looking at student work throughout the creation process gives teachers insight into how the project is hitting home and gives students important feedback.
Games played on mobile devices allow teachers to leverage all the information on the internet along with the lived experiences of people in real life.
Dissatisfied with existing frameworks used to judge the effectiveness of classroom tech a group of instructional coaches are trying to build their own tool with help from other educators.
Meet a teacher who’s ready to shift responsibility to her low-income students.