Tag Archive for XQ: The Super School Project

We can’t reimagine American high schools without rethinking our neglect of American Indian education

Note: This post was adapted from a letter written to Laurene Powell Jobs, the founder of XQ. I was thrilled to read about XQ: The Super School Project–the kind of movement it will create, the opportunities it will provide to students in our high schools, and the impact such schools will have on our future leaders. I am a big fan… Read more →

We need more high school reinvention—the quiet experiments and big-money bodacious, too

A decade ago, I reported on the first graduation ceremony at Chicago’s Spry Community Links High School, which I described at the time as a “quiet experiment to reinvent the high school experience for some of Chicago’s most vulnerable students.” Spry was, and still is, the only traditional Chicago public school that spans from preschool to high school. The high… Read more →

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