By Rebecca Holmes and Elliott Asp | March 31, 2018 Imagine you are the principal of a high school with limited resources for tutoring. You have a group of kids more than three years below grade level, struggling to access content in all areas because of the gaps in their… read more →
By Melanie Asmar, Chalkbeat | March 13, 2018
What struck Erika Strauss Chavarria the most was the mutual respect she saw between adults and teenagers at Denver’s North High School. Having watched her own students in Maryland get handcuffed by armed police officers in the hallways, the Spanish teacher said North seemed almost like “a utopian society.” Read more
By Jenny Brundin, Colorado Public Radio | March 15, 2018
Change is underway at a network of Colorado Springs schools looking to break away from the traditional model for teaching. Each of these Next Generation Learning schools redesigned themselves to create more relevant, authentic learning experiences.
It’s been a radical shift from the traditional mold that created teachers who were “so worried about a test score … that we created almost robots that were afraid to create or innovate,” said Scott Fuller, the Next Generation Learning coordinator for Colorado Springs School District 11. Read more
By Paul Beck | March 2, 2018 Teachers applying for jobs in Colorado Springs District 11 are in for a bit of a shock. There will be standard parts of their interview, of course, meetings with administrators and other teachers. But those interviews will also include much younger, smaller faces:… read more →