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
In our very fast-paced world, sometimes it’s hard to stay focused on what matters. I just received a good reminder. Jeff McClellan, principal of MC2STEM High School in Cleveland, Ohio, emailed me a link to an article about a student Continue reading
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.
Panel discussion the day after Ohio’s hard fought vote on Issue 2 to overturn SB 5. Featuring Rick Hess of American Enterprise Institute and Lily Eskelson of the NEA. Continue reading
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
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.