Making the Dream of College Attainable: Celebrating Early College High Schools

Beginning next week, we will be joining our subsidiary, EDWorks, in celebrating National Early College High School Week. EDWorks will be celebrating the successes of their Fast Track Early College High Schools as well as participating with schools across the Continue reading

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Lack of Statewide Progress in Curbing High School Dropouts in Ohio

We noted that this high school redesign, led by KnowledgeWorks, focused on creating learning conditions that allowed for personalized education – teachers and other adults who could get to know their students and have time in the school day to engage in deep learning. Educators had high expectations for their students, and they had the professional development and on-site coaching to keep focused on relevant instruction.

Sadly, due to a lack of follow-through by successive administrations, the focus on high school dropouts waned and this work – as well as the success in Cincinnati – was never spread around the state. Under a federal Race to the Top grant, the state is attempting to focus again on the worst “dropout factory” high schools, and progress is promising thus far Continue reading

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Learning Opportunities Through Community Collaboration

When EdWorks partners with schools, we always stress the importance of community partnership. It’s great when you see those partnerships blossom into something really powerful like with the new Mount Carmel Health System center.
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Early College High School Week: Celebrating Dual Enrollment

This week is Early College High School Week, celebrating dual enrollment opportunities. Since the Early College High School Initiative started in 2002, more than 250 early college schools in 24 states around the US have been opened. We’re proud to be partners of that national movement in two states and have helped students dream bigger dreams for themselves. Continue reading

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Investigating Success: Small School Initiative in Cleveland Heights

KnowledgeWorks started working with Cleveland Heights on a small school initiative in 2003 as part of our Ohio High School Transformation Initiative (OHSTI). A committee has been formed to study the success of the small school initiative in that area and make recommendations to the local school board based on their findings.
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