Tag: School-wide Approaches

  • Tosha Downey

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    Tosha Downey

  • Arne Duncan

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    Arne Duncan

  • Students Engage in Project-Based Learning. The Results Surprised Them | Why XQ

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    Students Engage in Project-Based Learning. The Results Surprised Them | Why XQ

  • equity in education students

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    Ensuring Educational Equity for all our Students and Schools | Why XQ

  • Developing Growth Mindset in Students  |  Why XQ

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    Developing Growth Mindset in Students | Why XQ

  • Youth Voice: Supporting and Listening to Students |  Why XQ

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    Youth Voice: Supporting and Listening to Students | Why XQ

  • XQ+RI’s TAPA Is on a Journey to Create a School that Is High Love and High Rigor

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    XQ+RI’s TAPA Is on a Journey to Create a School that Is High Love and High Rigor

    This innovative arts high school in Rhode Island puts relationships at the center.

  • Lessons from a Promising Denver High School That Will Not Open

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    Lessons from a Promising Denver High School That Will Not Open

    Compass Academy, an innovative middle school in southwest Denver, specializes in providing students an engaging, learner-centered curriculum that is proudly Spanish and English bilingual and bi-literate.

  • What is Student-Centered Learning and Why is it Important?

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    What is Student-Centered Learning and Why is it Important?

    Too many students describe high school as boring—but it doesn’t have to be. Here's how we can put students at the center of their education.

  • 5 Resources To Navigate the Hybrid and Remote Learning School Year

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    5 Resources To Navigate the Hybrid and Remote Learning School Year

    This is a school year like no other with the introduction of hybrid and remote learning. Here are a few resources to help you navigate these uncharted waters.

  • Rhode Island Students Share Powerful Learnings on Educational Justice and the Future of Learning

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    Rhode Island Students Share Powerful Learnings on Educational Justice and the Future of Learning

    Students from across Rhode Island came together to rethink high school. Here's what they learned about educational equity and the future of our schools.

  • 5 Resources for Reopening A More Equitable Education System

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    5 Resources for Reopening A More Equitable Education System

    As the country collectively wrestles with a “back to school season” like no other, we hope these resources will help you to stay focused on what matters most for students.

  • Cropped shot of a young man writing on a whiteboard in a classroom

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    The Anti-Racist Guide to New School Hires

    How would you hire for this upcoming school year—given the impact of the pandemic and the summer of uprisings against the systemic culture of racism plaguing our nation? Here’s a guide to help you through the hiring process.

  • 5 Resources to Put Your School Reopening Plans into Action

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    5 Resources to Put Your School Reopening Plans into Action

    Schools around the country are preparing to reopen, go remote, or a combination of the two. Here's how we can put those plans into action.

  • 5 Resources to Inform School Reopening Plans

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    5 Resources to Inform School Reopening Plans

    How can we reopen schools to #ReThinkHighSchool more equitably? Here are 5 resources to get you started.

  • How Rhode Island Is Using Remote Learning Insights to Rethink High School

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    How Rhode Island Is Using Remote Learning Insights to Rethink High School

    Remote learning has change education forever, and we're already learning a lot from it. Here's what schools in Rhode Island are learning from the pandemic.

  • XQ + RI Update: 2 New XQ Schools and 18 Awards in High School Design Challenge

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    XQ + RI Update: 2 New XQ Schools and 18 Awards in High School Design Challenge

    Big things are happening to high schools in America's smallest state. Here are Rhode Island's newest XQ schools.

  • Here’s what these D.C. teachers are bringing back from a school visit to L.A.

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    Here’s what these D.C. teachers are bringing back from a school visit to L.A.

    When teachers can talk about the challenges they face as well as the innovations they’ve developed, real learning happens. Here's what two schools on opposite sides of America have learned from each other.

  • Tips on How to Use Social Media for Schools

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    Tips on How to Use Social Media for Schools

    Blogs and social media can be a great way to share your school’s bright spots and messages with the community. Here's how to get your school's story out to the world.

  • Tips on Creating an Inclusive School and Why It Matters

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    Tips on Creating an Inclusive School and Why It Matters

    Creating an inclusive environment for all students can change the culture and success of your school. Here's how you can get started.

  • Rethinking equity in education with an XQ school leader

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    Rethinking equity in education with an XQ school leader

    Simply put, equity means being fair and impartial. But what does that mean in the setting of a school? We asked one school leader from Indiana to share what it means to her school.

  • Want a strong school culture? Focus on coherent school leadership

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    Want a strong school culture? Focus on coherent school leadership

    Culture impacts everyone, but often starts at the top. Here's advice from one education leader on coherent school leadership.

  • The Power of a Strong School Vision Statement Is Limitless

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    The Power of a Strong School Vision Statement Is Limitless

    Setting a vision for your school can change the direction and culture of your school. Here are some tips for crafting a powerful vision statement to be your school's north star.

  • High school redesign in Rhode Island offers lessons for all communities

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    High school redesign in Rhode Island offers lessons for all communities

    Teams of school builders across Rhode Island are reflecting on their six month school design journey. What they learned might surprise you.

  • At this innovative urban high school project-based learning addresses environmental justice

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    At this innovative urban high school project-based learning addresses environmental justice

    With a focus on environmental justice, XQ school Furr offers its 1,100 students hands-on projects that combine academic standards with ecology and sustainability.

  • Bold is the goal in rethinking New York City high schools

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    Bold is the goal in rethinking New York City high schools

    XQ+NYC design teams assembled to rethink what high school can look like in their city. Here's what it was like to be in the room of innovators.

  • 5 Resources for Developing a Strong School Mission & Culture

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    5 Resources for Developing a Strong School Mission & Culture

    A unifying set of values ensures every stakeholder is not only accountable but committed to helping every student realize their full potential—regardless of who they are or where they come from. Here are 5 resources to get you started.

  • School Builders Share What It Means to #ReThinkHighSchool in Practice

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    School Builders Share What It Means to #ReThinkHighSchool in Practice

    Rethinking high school is hard work. We asked our school leaders who have gone through the journey to share what they've learned.

  • 5 Resources That Will Help Bring Your School Design to Life

    High School Redesign

    5 Resources That Will Help Bring Your School Design to Life

    Here are 5 of some of the most eye-opening resources that are jam-packed with interesting learnings on school design.

  • Rhode Island High Schools are Changing. Here’s How.

    High School Redesign

    Rhode Island High Schools are Changing. Here’s How.

    Big things are happening to high school in America's smallest state. Here's how Rhode Island schools are preparing students for the future.

  • Authenticity in Action: An XQ School Knowledge Exchange

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    Authenticity in Action: An XQ School Knowledge Exchange

    This school builder in rural Tennessee visited High Tech High in San Diego. What he learned will impact the way he thinks about education.

  • Computer Science Through a Lens of Equity & Social Justice

    High School Redesign

    Computer Science Through a Lens of Equity & Social Justice

    Here's how one school in Washington D.C. is breaking down barriers for all students to learn computer science.

  • How School Exchanges Can Help Break Down Cultural and Educational Barriers

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    How School Exchanges Can Help Break Down Cultural and Educational Barriers

    One school leader from eastern Tennessee learned visited Crosstown High, a school within a vertical village in Memphis. Here's what he learned.

  • Rethinking Coaching to Spark Innovation

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    Rethinking Coaching to Spark Innovation

    This instructional coach is shaking things up this year with a new "coaching" technique. See how this coach is helping educators personalize learning for every student.

  • No Walls: My school’s journey to XQ+RI

    High School Redesign

    No Walls: My school’s journey to XQ+RI

    Andy is redesigning his school to put equity and student voice at the center. Here's his story from the XQ+RI challenge.

  • This is what back to school training for teachers should look like

    High School Redesign

    This is what back to school training for teachers should look like

    This Memphis high school changed what professional development for their teachers looks like by putting empathy at the core. Here's how they did it, and how you can too.

  • A school where students meet “failure” with a smile

    High School Redesign

    A school where students meet “failure” with a smile

    This school leader visited an innovative school program in Iowa that shows the unexpected joys of project-based learning.

  • When the School Belongs to the Students

    High School Redesign

    When the School Belongs to the Students

    This school belongs to students. How? This educator shares how her high school gives students a myriad of ways to express themselves and grow academically.

  • What Happens When Students Decide How They Learn?

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    What Happens When Students Decide How They Learn?

    Giving students a voice in their education empowers them to do great things. But there's more than one path to giving students agency. Here are how several schools around the country empower young people.

  • This ‘Vertical Urban Village’ Will Change How You Think About Education

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    This ‘Vertical Urban Village’ Will Change How You Think About Education

    What if a school located in a vertical neighborhood could partner with neighboring businesses and keep student voice, passions, and agency at the core? Enter Crosstown High School...

  • Marginalized Students Deserve Better. Here’s How We Give Them Just That.

    High School Redesign

    Marginalized Students Deserve Better. Here’s How We Give Them Just That.

    It’s easy for vulnerable students to fall through the cracks of an education system that fails its most marginalized students of resources. Here's what one LA school builder decided to do about it.

  • In A Contemporary, Media-Driven World, These Two Schools Are Rethinking Education

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    In A Contemporary, Media-Driven World, These Two Schools Are Rethinking Education

    These two southern California schools are taking two different approaches to connect their students to the community to prepare them for the future. Here's how they do it.

  • Researchers and teachers agree: Students deserve a seat at the table

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    Researchers and teachers agree: Students deserve a seat at the table

    What can we do to both develop a sufficient and sustainable learner and break down the damaging idea of a learning hierarchy? We can begin by creating a student-centered learning environment where we start with what the students already know rather than what’s on page one of the textbook.

  • What we learned after Year One as a Super School

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    What we learned after Year One as a Super School

    This innovative New Orleans high school focused on the environment has been open for a year. Here’s what they’ve learned so far.

  • How a Bronx alternative school became a ‘place of solace for all’

    High School Redesign

    How a Bronx alternative school became a ‘place of solace for all’

    These D.C. educators visited a school in the Bronx that serves under served kids, but uses blended, personalized learning to help their students reach their goals. Here's what they learned from the trip.

  • This School Set Inside A City Museum Is Redefining Education

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    This School Set Inside A City Museum Is Redefining Education

    Imagine taking a field trip to a museum every day of high school, without having to leave the school building. Enter Grand Rapids Public Museum High School...

  • Rising Above: A school builder’s journey towards understanding the needs of at – risk youth in LA

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    Rising Above: A school builder’s journey towards understanding the needs of at – risk youth in LA

    Da Vinci RISE High was designed around supporting homeless and foster youth in LA. Here's what a school builder has learned along the way.

  • How an “Our Kids, Our Goals” Approach Works to Support Students

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    How an “Our Kids, Our Goals” Approach Works to Support Students

    A poster hanging in the hallway between the teacher’s lounge and leadership office reads, “We Signed Up For This.” Here's what that means for the culture and approach of this D.C. high school.

  • Does your school’s testing culture benefit students?

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    Does your school’s testing culture benefit students?

    This counselor has changed her perspective (and her school's) on testing. Learn what she does differently.

  • Hope, empowerment, and saving the planet at New Harmony High

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    Hope, empowerment, and saving the planet at New Harmony High

    This New Orleans high school is taking a hands-on approach to learning about climate change, and how it’s affecting their local community.

  • Where the city meets the classroom: Latitude High opens in – and around – Oakland

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    Where the city meets the classroom: Latitude High opens in – and around – Oakland

    This new interdisciplinary high school in Oakland uses their community as the classroom. Here’s how.

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    When a school opens its arms to immigrants

    This school, whose students are over 80% immigrants, uses relationships and empathy as their strength. Here’s how they do it.

  • Real transformation begins on the ground level

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    Real transformation begins on the ground level

    150 preview copy for the article: This school leader in an innovative rural high school in Tennessee is empowering students to be change-makers and agents of their own change.

  • Envisioning the Graduate of the Future

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    Envisioning the Graduate of the Future

    With the whirlwind changes in technology, the job market of the future will look far different than it does today. What does a future-ready high school graduate look like?

  • A school that embraces the ‘messy, personalized’ journey to competency

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    A school that embraces the ‘messy, personalized’ journey to competency

    At Avalon, the focus is on how students learn, as much as what they learn. This is what one school leader learned from his visit.

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