EDWorks Partners provides professional development for P-TECH, a new kind of school recently profiled in TIME Magazine. Continue reading
Judy Peppler, President and CEO of KnowledgeWorks; Harold Brown, President of EDWorks Partners; and, Greg Landsman, Executive Director of The Strive Partnership were guests on the WVXU Cincinnati Edition radio show to talk about the Cincinnati Preschool Promise and how KnowledgeWorks and its subsidiaries are working to transform education locally and nationally. Continue reading
Yesterday Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. engaged with students at Frederick Douglass High School in Baltimore in a roundtable discussion centered on improving school discipline policies and practices.
Frederick Douglass High School is one of Baltimore City Schools turnaround success stories. Douglass offers two unique early college academies: the Academy of Global Leadership and Public Policy, which focuses on the social sciences and developing leaders in government, industry and communities, and the Academy of Innovation, which focuses on creative thinking and design in a STEM-learning environment. Continue reading
When Dr. Hurt arrived at Frederick Douglass, the 125 year old school with a rich history of producing nationally-known graduates like U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall and bandleader Cab Calloway had become a place of failure, sabotage and complacency. Stories from those days use language that makes the school sound like a literal war zone. Staff recalls Dr. Hurt saying that if he only did one thing, he was going to restore humanity. Continue reading
When President Barack Obama visited Manor New Technology High School near Austin, Texas, earlier this month, he saw the successful offspring of pedagogy, public policy, and free enterprise.
He saw students excited and engaged in their learning, teachers creatively developing real-world projects, and technology seamlessly incorporated in the classroom. Schools like Manor New Tech fuse student learning to the local workforce system to create relevance and linkages to economic drivers as well as alignment to institutions of higher education to provide college credit for students while they are still in high school. Continue reading
As a social enterprise with more than a decade of experience in high school reform, KnowledgeWorks knows what a successful high school looks like. High School Race to the Top: 10 Essential Elements for High School Reform and College and Career Ready Success combines knowledge from our recent educational futures publication, Forecast 3.0, Recombinant Education: Regenerating the Learning Ecosystem,and the experience of our subsidiary organizations who serve on the front lines of high school reform to recommend 10 Essential Elements for a High School Race to the Top competition. Together, these elements represent a new vision for education that puts students at the center, empowering them to take charge of their high school, college, and career success Continue reading
One of the interesting things about working in an operating foundation is the opportunity to observe and learn from the “on-the-ground” work of our subsidiaries. It’s one of the things that makes KnowledgeWorks unique in its field of endeavor and it also provides gratifying evidence that what sounds good on paper can often translate to what works in practice. Continue reading
A High School Race to the Top competition must challenge the current education system by empowering education stakeholders to break through traditional barriers to learning. KnowledgeWorks believes a new high school competition must include 10 Essential Elements for high school reform. Continue reading
This week we celebrate Early College High School Week with coordinated events from providers of Early College High Schools across the country including a digital panel discussion hosted by our EDWorks subsidiary from 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Thursday on “The Power of Early College High School.” Continue reading
Addressing feeder patterns or aligning “teaching and learning and socio-emotional connections between elementary, middle, and high schools through aligned, targeted system of supports and interventions” will improve student achievement. Continue reading