Posts About "school design"

November 21, 2016 · By Krista Kaput

In 2016, Friendship Academy of the Arts was recognized by the US Department of Education as a National Blue Ribbon School for their academic excellence. Threatened with closure in 2011, FAA has been able to turn around their school through the power of student-teacher-family relationships.

October 26, 2016 · By Krista Kaput

In 2006, Yinghua Academy became the first Chinese immersion chartered school in the country. Ten years later, they've undergone a significant facility expansion and yet again reached enrollment capacity. In 2015, Yinghua was recognized by the US Department of Education as a National Blue Ribbon School—the first time in 15 years that a Minneapolis school received the honor.

February 24, 2016 · By Ted Kolderie

Competitions for redesigning school are popping up everywhere. But is a great design enough? Is anyone asking the designers how they would get their new model into the system?

April 25, 2013 · By Lars Esdal

Next Monday, April 29th, a Minnesota chartered school authorizer, Innovative Quality Schools, will be holding a conference on school redesign.

January 24, 2013 · By Lars Esdal

Alarming trend by The Gallup Student Poll shows student engagement falling from 5th through 12th grade. Research also shows hope and engagement to be stronger predictors of college success than GPA and test scores.

January 7, 2013 · By Lars Esdal

Ted Kolderie's blog post discussing EE's "split screen strategy" of adding innovation to improve the public school system is featured on Tom Vander Ark's, Getting Smart blog.

September 27, 2012 · By Dan Loritz

At Carpe Diem in Arizona, teachers assume the role of tutors instead of group instructors, and its education model centers on computer-based individualized learning. Carpe Diem is an example of a school which is innovating.