curriculum

The Use of Individualized Learning Plans to Help Students to be College and Career Ready

On February 15, 2013, the American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF) partnered with the Institute for Educational Leadership’s Center for Workforce Development to present a Capitol Hill Forum on “The Use of Individualized Learning Plans to Help Students to be College and Career Ready”.

Exploring Innovative Schools and Policy Supports that Prepare College and Career Ready Students

The American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF) recently brought several state policymakers on a trip to New York City to observe schools focusing on a set of ‘deeper learning’ competencies necessary for success in college and careers. These competencies include critical thinking, communication, collaboration, mastery of core content, and learning how to learn.

A Lesson in Blended Learning: Carpe Diem Collegiate High School

Carpe Diem Schools is a public school system in Arizona serving students both online and in person. Carpe Diem Collegiate High School and Middle School was founded in 2002 and began implementing its blended learning model in the 2005-2006 school year. Today, the High School serves approximately 160 students, both online and in person.

Increasing Access to College Preparatory Courses in Rural Communities through Dual Enrollment

REL Appalachia at CNA Analysis & Solutions hosted a Webinar on September 24, 2012, entitled Increasing Access to College Preparatory Courses in Rural Communities through Dual Enrollment. The Webinar addressed the latest research pertaining to dual enrollment programs and highlighted how these programs are implemented at a district and state level.

Collaboration in New England Supports High School Improvement

When you are working in a high school, district or even a state education agency, sometimes it can be challenging to take a step back and look at the big picture. Busy schedules and the structure of education systems often means that educators, principals, and district and state administrators don’t always have ample opportunity to learn from, collaborate, and develop connections with each other.

A High School Utilizes Authentic Learning Opportunities to Prepare Students for Postsecondary Success

“When students are actively involved in their education, they take ownership of their learning.” This concept is what Sheila Harrity, principal, and Mary O’Malley, assistant principal, of Worcester Technical High School (WTHS) in Worcester, Massachusetts, say is the key to ensuring its students achieve success in their postsecondary endeavors.

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