Building Excellent Schools

October 25, 2017

Vlog: Vista College Preparatory

“Five years ago when Vista College Prep opened, [Arizona was] in the bottom five both in terms of the quality of education we were providing our […]
September 25, 2017

First Days, 2017

The first day of school is pivotal for any student. Read on and enjoy anecdotes from the first days of eight new schools across the country, […]
September 22, 2017

Élan Academy: Bringing the Flavor of Excellence to New Orleans

by Melody Martin elanie Askew loves words and language. The founder and leader of Élan Academy in New Orleans glows when discussing the importance of language […]
August 25, 2017

Building a Better Buffalo: Two Buffalo, New York Fellows Reflect on What Brought Them Home

by: Melody Martin “If we don’t get education right, all of this forward progress is for nothing,” muses Joelle Formato, 2016 BES Fellow, reflecting on her […]
July 18, 2017

Setting Annual Priorities

by Stephanie Patton The end of year in any school is hectic – celebrations, awards, field trips, pushes for enrollment, hiring, end of year meetings with staff, […]
May 24, 2017

Positive Culture: Assess your Rituals

by Jill Dunchick Early spring, the single most disjointed time in the majority of our schools as we balance the administration of standardized state tests, carefully […]
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