Inspiring Classroom & School Practices

In this section I will be sharing media reports and e-mails from readers about developments in education today,focusing especially upon loving teachers and schools.

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Green Fab and The Bronx Guild School
"Today, Kenny Nava, Cathy Jones, Jorge Flores, Samantha Bonilla and about 70 other Bronx high school students will "graduate" from a new, innovative school program called "GreenFab." They will know more about science and technology than me (that's for sure) and maybe you too."
by Linda Cronin-Gross, The Huffington Post, July 9, 2009
Camden's MetEast High School
No Dropouts from this Camden, NJ, High School
NY Times, June 27, 2009
Older Hands Plant Seeds of Literacy
Program encourages retirees as tutors, sees signs of success
By James Vaznis Globe Staff / April 8, 2009
A Full-Service School Fulfills Its Promise
By Eileen Santiago, JoAnne Ferrara and Marty Blank, on behalf of Thomas Edison Elementary School, Port Chester, NY

"Through 10 years of growing into a full-service community school, Edison has had some insights. A key feature of our design is the fact that community-based partners provide services right on the school site and cultivate interagency cooperation. Reshaping ourselves as a community school has enabled our faculty to focus more on teaching and learning, has given families direct access to resources that improve their lives, and has expanded our partners' ability to reach children and families. We are now educating the whole child at Edison."

Posted on Learning First Alliance (LFA) e-newsletter on public school success, November, 2008


The Voyager School: A Reggio Inspired Community of Learners
By Sylvia Dana, GrandHavenTribune.com
"Celebrating its 35th year in Grand Haven Area Public Schools, Voyager School is a child-centered program, teacher Sarah Boerson said, in which students produce a portfolio of work to demonstrate new knowledge and progress, run their own parent/teacher/student conferences and make their own learning goals."

The Road from Good to Great--Boaz Middle School, AL
By Jennifer Pyron, Alabama Best Practices Center