What's the Point of High School in a Small Fishing Town?

Fifteen-year-old Elliot Nevells spends his summers working on a lobster boat. The days are long and grueling, but he doesn’t mind. He comes from a family of fishermen and, like many teens in his island community off the eastern coast of Maine, already makes good money lo... read more »

Personalized Learning Podcast: NESSC Facilitates Knowledge Sharing

In this third episode of the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation’s Personalized Learning podcast series, Cheryl Niehaus, program officer for the Dell Foundation, interviews Mark Kostin, associate director at Great Schools Partnership, and Debra Stoleroff, Renaissance Program... read more »

Students Take the Reins

Metropolitan Business Academy ninth-graders gave teachers tips on how to be more inclusive of students of all genders—such as including students who don’t identify as male or female, and avoiding seating or grouping students based on gender. They taught one of 28 ... read more »

Where Kids Learn More Outside Their Classrooms Than in Them

Amid the growing push to reinvent the nation’s public high schools, initiatives that connect students more directly to their individual interests—and tap into their innate motivations—are gaining popularity. New Hampshire is one of a handful of states at the ... read more »
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