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