All through middle school I felt like: Grades do represent who I am. You know, if I have 100, that means I am a perfect person, and if I have a 60, then I’m just … Read More »
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As an educator in an urban high school in Bridgeport, Connecticut, I see firsthand that race continues to be a divisive force in our society. At the same time, I am optimistic that we can … Read More »
College pennants hang on the walls of a charter middle school and shout the names of academic institutions far from this western US city. “HARVARD,” one reads in big, block letters. “MICHIGAN,” “TEXAS,” “WILLIAM & … Read More »
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Working together, educators, parents, and students customize instruction as much as possible to students’ individual developmental needs, skills, and interests. Students develop connections to each other, their teachers, and other adults that support their learning.
Students have equitable options to learn outside of the typical school schedule and away from the campus. Whether that means studying on line, completing an internship over the summer, or taking advantage of some other out-of-school opportunity, they can receive credit for the knowledge and skills they master.
Students gain increased understanding of and responsibility for their own learning via frequent opportunities to decide such things as the topics they study, the books they read, the projects they pursue, and the curricular pathways they take en route to meeting college and career ready standards.