Wednesday, February 04, 2015

The Schools We Need

“We’ve got to build caring institutions. We teach kids, not subjects.”
Chris Lehmann is the founding principal of the Science Leadership Academy, an inquiry-driven, project-based modern high school in Philadelphia. The school is the first Dell Center of Excellence, was named one of the Ten Most Amazing Schools by Ladies Home Journal, was featured in the PBS documentary Digital Media: New Learners for the 21st Century, and has been written about in publications including Edutopia Magazine, EdWeek and the Philadelphia Inquirer.
-- condensed version HERE
-- watch his TED talk "Education is broken"
-- read interview on "Ditch that textbook" by Matt Miller

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