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Analysis: In Rethinking the Role of High School, One New York District Shows the Way to Becoming Future-Ready
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By: Anthony Kim on November 28th, 2017

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Analysis: In Rethinking the Role of High School, One New York District Shows the Way to Becoming Future-Ready

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From Sir Ken Robinson, films like Most Likely to Succeed, and campaigns like XQ Super Schools Project, we are constantly reminded of the need to change our schools from the model developed during the industrial era. Back then, we focused on developing a large workforce with common basic skills to prepare students for factory work. Our needs are so different today — yet our schools have not been updated. 

While this is true and obvious, we can’t just think about fixing one grade level or making minor tweaks. It’s not only about pre-kindergarten or full-day kindergarten. Expecting all teachers to suddenly be highly effective is not realistic, and neither is throwing high school students into project-based activities without addressing their struggles with basic learning skills and social-emotional maturity.... 

This article originally appeared on The 74 website. Access the full article here

About Anthony Kim

Anthony Kim is a Corwin Press bestselling author, with publications including The New Team Habits, The New School Rules, and The Personalized Learning Playbook. His writing ranges the topics of the future of work, leadership and team motivation, improving the way we work, and innovation in systems-based approaches to organizations and school design. Anthony believes that how we work is the key determinant to the success of any organization. He is a nationally recognized speaker on learning and his work has been referenced by the Christensen Institute, iNACOL, EdSurge, CompetencyWorks, Education Week, District Administration, and numerous research reports. In addition to his writing, Anthony is the founder and Chief Learning Officer of Education Elements, a trusted partner and consultant to over 1,000 schools nationwide. Anthony has been the founder of several companies across multiple industries, including online education, ecommerce, and concerts and events.

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