For many years (at least until 2020), we visited about 100 leading 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…
School visits are a great way to learn. After a lot of visits of our own, and a number of community recommendations, we’re excited to share this list of 100 secondary schools that can give educators a refreshing outlook on what schools can do.
Here at Getting Smart, we think 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 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.
Going Green in education is a popular choice for schools around the globe for many reasons. Here are ten trends that are driving the green schools movement, as well as examples of great schools embracing these trends today.
Leading a public school district is difficult and complicated work. But done well, there is no other job that can change how a community thinks about itself, its children and its future. Here, we look at 30 districts that are changing the trajectory of both education and their communities.
Middle schools across the country are changing the world for better through meaningful project-based learning.
School networks are one of the most important innovations in the modern era of U.S. K-12 education. Here are several network types, examples of each and the reason networks matter more now than ever.
Denver Public Schools is the district to watch when it comes to portfolios. Tom shares how the DPS portfolio model is the one to watch.
By Matt Hiefield and Tom Vander Ark. Innovation in education is never a bad thing but, as Matt Hiefield and Tom Vander Ark explain, getting the balance right between fostering innovation and fighting for equity may be the challenge of our time.