Archive for December, 2010

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LISTEN: Large Schools Going Small

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LISTEN: Large Schools Going Small

What makes a good school? We talk with teachers at a small high school in Brooklyn, NY. They say it's more than just the size of a school.

Dec 23rd, 2010 | 0 comments
Duration: 5:19 min
LISTEN: Are Small, Arts-Based High Schools The Answer?

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LISTEN: Are Small, Arts-Based High Schools The Answer?

High School for Violin and Dance principal Tanya John says "size matters" when it comes to the number of students in a school building. Smaller schools create communities that breed success for students.

Dec 23rd, 2010 | 1 comment
Duration: 5:40 min
LISTEN: Large Schools Claim It’s “Not Their Fault”

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LISTEN: Large Schools Claim It’s “Not Their Fault”

Reporter John Tulenko talks with a teacher from a large, under-performing school slated to be closed in the upcoming year and a former principal from another such school.

Dec 23rd, 2010 | 0 comments
Duration: 4:16 min
WATCH: Small Schools … Big Reforms?

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WATCH: Small Schools … Big Reforms?

Starting almost a decade ago, New York City began closing factory-style high schools that high enrollment and low graduation rates. Small schools are taking their place, but is this a good thing?

Dec 23rd, 2010 | 0 comments | 8,453 Views
Duration: 10:04 min
LISTEN: The Toledo PAR

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LISTEN: The Toledo PAR

When Toledo Teacher’s Union President Dal Lawrence implemented PAR or Peer Assistance and Review in his school district, he was met with skepticism. The program had a rocky start, but the union leader persevered to usher in this controversial change.

Dec 8th, 2010 | 0 comments
Duration: 6:22 min
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