Building Trust Among Staff

ER Taylor Elementary School will use an Innovation Award in 2016-17 to design a culture that increases trust and communication among the staff to face the challenges of the school. Below is a description of the challenge they …

Creating a Community Space

The Academy – San Francisco will use an Innovation Award in 2016-17 to design a community space that celebrates the diversity of the school and inspires a sense of pride and identity. Below is a description of …

Tackling Truancy

Downtown High School used an Innovation Award in 2015-16 to design solutions to high levels of truancy as a continuation school. Below is a description of the challenge, process, and solution they designed. The Challenge The …

Re-Imagining Lunchtime

The Challenge Everett’s lunch block is long (51 minutes) and offers students a lot of choice in how they want to spend their lunch. We’ve noticed the majority of our office referrals come from this lunch …

Developing Strong Relationships Between African American Families and School Staff

The Challenge One of the biggest challenges at John Muir is developing strong relationships between AA families and school staff. The majority of our staff do not reflect the community that we serve, and there is …