by Barb Boyer Buck “Songs for a New World,” music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown, will be performed by Eagle Rock School students starting Thursday. The show will be presented at Reusch Auditorium at the YMCA of the Rockies, April 6-8. Doors open at 7 and the show will start at 7:30. Admittance is gained by […]
School visits are a great way to learn. After a lot of visits of our own and a lot of recommendations, we’re excited to share this list of 100 secondary schools that can give educators a refreshing outlook on what schools can do. This list includes schools that achieve extraordinary results for underserved communities, create powerful […]
by Mark Phillips , Teacher and Educational Journalist Education is filled with phrases that are simplifications of complex challenges. The one that concerns me the most is the use of the term “at-risk” kids. That term is misleading and often used very simplistically. If we don’t define problems accurately, we can’t provide effective solutions. This is […]
By Jason Cushner, Board of Education Treasurer What do young people need in order to thrive in today’s complex global society? What knowledge, skills and attributes will enable them to succeed in work, higher education and their community? These are important questions because, when our youth thrive, our community thrives. Educators, community members and students are […]
When I visited Eagle Rock School in Colorado, an excellent school that targets at-risk kids from all over the country, I found many students who fit this description, many who were extremely gifted in writing, visual arts or music, but had been a problem in their schools because they were so bored.
by Robert Burkhardt “All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth.” Aristotle Three hundred and seventy years ago the Massachusetts Bay Colony denounced “that old deluder, Satan” and promoted “knowledge of the Scriptures” as bedrock to what would become […]
At Eagle Rock, DeRaps’ classes included a fashion design – she made a dress she designed – and a course named mountain lion citizen science, during which she participated in an ongoing research study.
Eagle Rock School students aren’t admitted as freshmen, sophomores, juniors, or seniors, but rather as adolescents interested in taking control of their lives and learning. They must complete a minimum of six trimesters, time for sufficient personal growth and character development. Graduation is based on demonstrated competencies rather than more traditional “seat time” and grades. […]
By Barb Boyer BuckFor the Trail-Gazette Cindy Elkins explains how quilts are constructed in blocks to students Taj Mahal and Anaya. (Barb Boyer Buck / For the Trail-Gazette) At Eagle Rock School (ERS), there is a more concrete relationship between art and what’s traditionally considered “core curriculum.” Estes Park resident and ERS arts educator Cindy […]
BY LINDSEY COX | POSTED ON DECEMBER 16, 2016 As one of the schools participating in The Growing Equity Together Project, inspired by Sarah Bertucci’s Deeper Learning and Equity fellowship, we are nearing the end of our first continuous improvement cycle aimed at over time progressively supporting Winooski Middle/High School students in grades 6-9 to develop the […]