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Exploring the Idea of ‘Happiness’ As Part of School Work

Exploring the Idea of ‘Happiness’ As Part of School Work

| April 29, 2014 | 9 Comments

Two schools are approaching a project about their own happiness in very different ways based on the context of their schools and lives.

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What It Takes to Become an All Project-Based School

What It Takes to Become an All Project-Based School

| May 16, 2013 | 9 Comments

New Tech Network, which was founded 15 years ago, is taking its school-wide project-based model to national scale. The organization, which offers a paid program for schools to use its model, began with a flagship school in Napa and has grown to 120 schools in 18 states, most of which are public schools.

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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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