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WATCH: Philadelphia Schools Fighting Back - Part 2

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WATCH: Philadelphia Schools Fighting Back - Part 2

Philadelphia's low-performing traditional schools are hemorrhaging students. So superintendent William Hite is fighting back, giving students an incentive to return by opening three high schools with innovative, project-based curriculums. Will it work?

Dec 2nd, 2014 | 0 comments | 2,978 Views
WATCH: Philadelphia Schools Fighting Back - Part 1

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WATCH: Philadelphia Schools Fighting Back - Part 1

At Science Leadership Academy (SLA) in Philadelphia, project-based learning is at the core of all instruction, and it seems to work.

Dec 1st, 2014 | 0 comments | 1,806 Views
Duration: 6:05 min
LISTEN: Chris Lehmann, on teachers and technology at Science Leadership Academy

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LISTEN: Chris Lehmann, on teachers and technology at Science Leadership Academy

An expert on education technology, Lehmann says putting a laptop in the hands of every student is a “game changer”, bringing the outside world into the classroom and transforming the way that students and teachers interact.

Nov 18th, 2014 | 0 comments
Duration: 8:29 min
LISTEN:  Science Leadership Academy, a Model of Innovation

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LISTEN: Science Leadership Academy, a Model of Innovation

In Philadelphia, Principal Chris Lehmann has founded a school where kids learn by exploring real-life projects and teachers teach by asking questions.

Nov 14th, 2014 | 0 comments
Duration: 13:50 min
LISTEN:  Philadelphia Schools Fighting Back

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LISTEN: Philadelphia Schools Fighting Back

In Philadelphia, 70,000 students fled low-performing neighborhood schools this year to attend charter schools. Now, Superintendent William Hite is fighting back by opening three new high schools with innovative curriculums.

Nov 14th, 2014 | 0 comments
Duration: 21:29 min
WATCH: Philadelphia Budget Crunch

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WATCH: Philadelphia Budget Crunch

Philadelphia's public schools are "the most underfunded in the nation". How did it get this way and what does it mean for students?

Oct 3rd, 2014 | 1 comment | 12,056 Views
Duration: 7:17 min
WATCH: Moonshot Moment

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WATCH: Moonshot Moment

In Vero Beach, Florida, what started as one mom’s mission to help her dyslexic son learn to read has grown into a movement.

Sep 3rd, 2014 | 0 comments | 12,990 Views
Duration: 7:56 min
WATCH: A “Springboard” to Reading Success?

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WATCH: A “Springboard” to Reading Success?

"Springboard Collaborative" is a summer program that creates an unusual partnership between teachers and parents to help kids read.

Aug 22nd, 2014 | 0 comments | 6,289 Views
Duration: 7:25 min
WATCH: Teacher Power!

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WATCH: Teacher Power!

Many public school teachers say they’re fed up with being disrespected and dictated to by administrators. Now some are fighting back by running schools themselves.

Aug 18th, 2014 | 0 comments | 5,866 Views
Duration: 7:34 min
LISTEN: Alejandro Gac-Artigas, founder of Springboard Collaborative

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LISTEN: Alejandro Gac-Artigas, founder of Springboard Collaborative

When Alejandro Gac-Artigas tried to launch a summer program for struggling readers, he ran into problems. John Merrow talks to him about his novel idea and the difficult launch.

Aug 14th, 2014 | 0 comments
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