Scott Bess and Keeanna Warren on Purdue Polytechnic High School

Key Points

  • You can think differently, and get a different outcome. 

  • Programs like Purdue Polytechnic High School can really move the needle on local student demographics. 

Scott Bess & Keeanna Warren Purdue Poly Podcast

This episode of the Getting Smart Podcast is a part of our New Pathways campaign. In partnership with American Student Assistance® (ASA), The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Stand Together and the Walton Foundation, the New Pathways campaign will question education’s status quo and propose new methods of giving students a chance to experience success in what’s next. 

On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast, Tom Vander Ark is joined by Scott Bess, Head of School of Purdue Polytechnic High Schools in Indiana, and Keeanna Warren, Associate Executive Director of Purdue Poly and Founding Principal of Purdue Poly North.

Purdue Poly has long been one of the leaders in developing new learning models and innovative pathways for young people and we’re thrilled to have them on the show! 

We don’t exist to teach people what to think, we teach them how to think.

Scott Bess


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