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Charters and Choice

How can we give students options when their public schools are failing them?

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College Access

College: Can't afford not to go, can't afford to go...

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The Dropout Dilemma

What are the real costs of dropping out?

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No Child Left Behind

What exactly is NCLB and how is it effecting our education system?

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What's Next?

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Early Childhood Education

How do we ensure that all children are prepared to enter kindergarten?

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In Focus: Head Start

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Teachers

Why are we struggling to recruit and retain teachers? What reforms do the candidates propose to solve the teacher shortage and improve their working conditions?

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School-to-Work

With a struggling economy, should lawmakers place further emphasis on federally-funded school-to-work programs? Moreover, do they work?

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Dennis Littky:  Founder of the Big Picture Company

Dennis Littky
         
 

 

 

“In a country obsessed by ‘test-score accountability,’ we promote ‘one student accountability.’"

 

Disruptive Innovation:  The Big Picture Schools design break-through public schools, research and replicate new designs for education, train educators to serve as leaders in their schools and communities, and actively engage the public as participants and decision makers in the education of our youth.  They provide a list of ten characteristics that distinguish them from other schools:

  • One Student at a Time – Personalization
  • Learning in the Real World
  • Authentic Assessment
  • School Organization
  • Advisory Structure
  • School Culture
  • Leadership
  • Parent/Family Engagement – Adult Support
  • School-College Partnership- College Preparation
  • Professional Development

Potential to Serve:  K-12 students, especially in Providence, RI.

See more at www.bigpicture.org!

   
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