Birth of a Super School: Building Up

10 months ago

Kari Croft, Ed.M.’15, and fellow teacher Erin Whalen (pictured left), have been working to launch RISE High — an innovative high school aimed at serving the unique needs of Los Angeles-area homeless and foster youth. RISE was named one of 10 $10-million winning school projects by XQ: The Super School Project — a national campaign co-led by the Emerson Collective’s Laurene Powell Jobs and Russlynn Ali, calling on educators, students, and sector leaders to design new high school models. RISE High’s model focuses on ensuring that transient students can receive steady access to quality education tied to wraparound services.