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How Does New Tech Measure Up to Traditional Standards?

How Does New Tech Measure Up to Traditional Standards?

| January 7, 2011 | 2 Comments

Some might say it’s all well and good to teach responsibility and accountability and self-sufficiency, but what about test scores? At Napa New Tech, the numbers speak for themselves. The school’s 2009 API scores was 818. (Napa New Tech is the first school in the New Tech Network, and was opened in 1996.) The average […]

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The Secret Sauce of Replicating a Good Idea

The Secret Sauce of Replicating a Good Idea

| January 7, 2011 | 3 Comments

For a good idea to truly have a powerful impact, it needs to be replicable. And that’s what the New Tech Network is doing: teaching schools across the country how to scale the Napa New Tech model. “When you talk about meaningful change that’s sustainable, you’re talking about a system change,” said Chris Walsh, director […]

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Napa New Tech: School of the Future is Here

Napa New Tech: School of the Future is Here

| January 5, 2011 | 4 Comments

What does the high school of the future look like? It’s one that emphasizes useful, relevant skills that can be applied to college and the work world beyond. One that encourages students to be critical thinkers, responsible for their own actions. One that trains them to work collaboratively and push themselves to outside their comfort […]

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