Public schools often end up concentrating on students with obvious promise at the very top, and with obvious problems at the bottom. Here is one designed to foster opportunities for everyone else.
A California school prepares its students for success.
Teaching technology and life lessons in an urban elementary school
Ohio State University may be the local titan, but Columbus State Community College has also become a formidable presence.
In Columbus, Ohio, an innovative school has patched together state funds, work study, and grants to give at-risk kids a high-quality education.
"It indeed is an oasis, but the passion and commitment are replicable elsewhere." A Kenyan-born man working in Mississippi on some of the things the state has done right.
It's one thing to draw high-skill, high-wage jobs to a place that has historically lacked opportunities. It's something else altogether to find people qualified to fill them. A local answer to a national question.
High-school science projects from Mississippi
"Actually, the children live very well."
"MSMS is often referred to as the most diverse square mile in the state of Mississippi, alluding to academic interests, ethnicities, belief systems, aspirations, and much more," a high school senior writes. "It's true."
“I am so happy to be here. I have so many opportunities. I am so fortunate.”
"It's not a black thing. It's not a white thing. It's an American thing."
"A lot of problem-solving skills grow out of the experience of doing things rather than thinking about things."
Training students for jobs that are less likely to be outsourced, de-skilled, or stuck at minimum wage.
Earlier this month my wife and I spent about a week, in two visits, in the little town of St. Marys, Georgia, on the southernmost coast of Georgia just north of Florida and…
How students at an unusual school think—and write—about their experience.