Schools Worth Visiting

For many years (at least until 2020), we visited about 100 innovative schools a year. It’s the most important form of professional learning we do for ourselves and for the educators that accompany us. It’s how we create and update a shared vision of powerful learning.  This page features some…

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Schools Worth Visiting

70 Elementary & Middle Schools Worth Visiting

We believe school visits are the best form of professional learning. Based on a couple thousand school visits, and with help from colleagues and readers, we’ve compiled this list of elementary and middle schools that can give educators a better sense of what’s possible.

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Future of Learning

What 100 School Visits Taught Us This Year

We visited more than 100 schools this year. About half were new schools (in the last 20 years) and the other half were (at least partially) transformed. They were in every corner of the country and ranged from tiny rural schools in Idaho to big schools in Chicago (and a few in Europe and Asia). As a year-end reflection, we identified 10 lessons.

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Career & Technical Ed

As a City Transforms, Schools Open Career Pathways for Students

The city of Newark, New Jersey has seen profound growth– new businesses and housing developments are providing the city’s citizens with new opportunities for work and innovation. However, in order for this transformation to be sustainable, local school systems must see change.

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Future of Learning

To Reopen, America Needs Laboratory Schools

Eric and Erin discuss how laboratory schools are, and will continue to be, necessary to research and develop a more equitable future for all learners.

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