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The investments being made in strong, innovative high schools are delivering results. We are not necessarily endorsing the following schools or programs; but we are searching for best practices and sharing them with our community. 

Most Likely To Succeed Film

September 10, 2018

Partnership schools: Moving beyond “either/or” to “both/and” in Atlanta

August 3, 2018

Belton High School works with Ford to develop new job training program

June 25, 2018

First space, then auto—now Elon Musk quietly tinkers with education

January 22, 2018

Whether Families Choose Diversity or Cultural Affirmation, Charters Meet Their Needs

January 31, 2018

KCPS, community coalition in early talks to open middle school at Southwest High School

January 30, 2018

Kansas City Public Schools And Coalition In Talks On Middle School At Southwest High

January 28, 2018

Fixing high school in Kansas City: Why “re-investment” isn’t enough (and partnerships are a great idea)

December 8, 2017

Advocates of the portfolio model for improving schools say it works. Are they right?

May 18, 2017

Wondering What Happened to Your Class Valedictorian? Not Much, Research Shows

August 25, 2017

The Urban-School Stigma

August 17, 2017

Project Based Learning - It's happening in med school, too.

August 16, 2017

New project-based high school opens in the Park Hill district

August 8, 2017

Perceptions Of Kansas City's Public High Schools on KCUR

July 12, 2017

MIT, Harvard students mentor KC middle school students in STEM fields

June 19, 2017

Dallas Schools, Long Segregated, Charge Forward on Diversity

June 14, 2017

Local students use Project Based Learning: learn how to save district money on energy

June 12, 2017

The Sneaky Way Segregated Schools Are Becoming Socially Acceptable

June 8, 2017

What Other Districts Can Learn from New York City’s School Diversity Plan

June 7, 2017

Diversity Offers a Clear Path to Brighter Futures for All Children

May 11, 2017

Project-Based Learning students outperform their peers.

May 9, 2017

Indianapolis Public Schools are “blurring the lines” between traditional public schools and charter schools, re-shaping how public education is organized and governed in Indy. 
May 9, 2017
KCPS and St. Peters work together to benefit the KC community's kids. This unconventional partnership also helps KCPS keep the building heated and in good working order. Wins all around!
May 5, 2017
Kansas City and the region hosts thousands of tech jobs.  We need to keep pushing for better, and more practical, education at the local level with home grown tech heros. 
April 28, 2017
Startland News captures relevant insights from KCPS superintendent Dr. Bedell: The mission to serve KC kids ‘is our boss’
April 26, 2017
With charter sector enrollment nearing 50%, public education in our school district is approaching a crossroads. Which path forward is best for students?
April 25, 2017
Investment in education has become a priority for Kansas City.
SchoolSmartKC, a new collaboration of foundations, is funding schools to make an impact in overall performance by KC Schools.​
April 20, 2017
Parents Begin Campaign To Reopen Southwest As Project-Based Learning School

April 19, 2017

Is Separate and Unequal as Good as It Gets?
February 22, 2017
I made my classroom look like the real world…and test scores soared
January 16, 2017
NPR: The Evidence That White Children Benefit From Integrated Schools

October 17, 2016

School Diversity in Action
August 8, 2016
Student experiences in New Tech schools result in New Tech students outperforming their counterparts in four key student outcomes: higher order thinking, graduation rates, college enrollment rates, and college persistence rates. We believe higher performances in these four areas stems from thoughtful implementation and support of the core pillars of the New Tech design.
May 10, 2016
Integration is hard, but these schools are doing it.
February 9, 2016
After decades in the political wilderness, school integration seems poised to make a serious comeback as an education reform strategy.

October 19, 2015

NPR: How The Systemic Segregation Of Schools Is Maintained By 'Individual Choices'

September 11, 2015
This XQ Super Schools video shares what's at stake and why high school reinvention is essential to prepare all of our kids to thrive.
MOST LIKELY TO SUCCEED is a groundbreaking documentary about education and curriculum reform in 21st century America.
June 26, 2014
Learn more about the five core elements of successful PBL in this video
May 20, 2014
In Their Words: High School Grads Tell Us What Works

April 16, 2014

In Tuscaloosa today, nearly one in three black students attends a school that looks as if Brown v. Board of Education never happened.