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Getting Smart Blog – Smart List: 100 Middle & High Schools Worth Visiting

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 […]

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Edutopia – Redefining At-Risk Kids

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 […]

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Estes Park Trail Gazette – Estes Thrives holding community conversations through May 1

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 […]

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NAIS Inspiration Lab – Learning Experiences Help Students Find Their Potential, Attain Their Dreams

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. […]

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Estes Park Trail Gazette – Inside Arts – Local teacher brings love of arts into classroom

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 […]

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Students at the Center Hub – Winooski Middle/High School Tackles Equity in Personalizatio

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 […]