Creating a Continuation School for Immigrant Youth

San Francisco International High School will use an Innovation Award in 2016-17 to create a continuation school to better serve their recently arrived immigrant students who need to work full time. The Challenge A student’s zip code, home …

Tackling Truancy

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

Digital Literacy for All

How might we increase digital literacy for our ELL and SpEd students so they are empowered to demonstrate their grasp of the material using technological resources?

Everett // Personalized Learning Redesign

The Challenge Throughout the 2014-2015 academic year the  teachers, counselors, and administrators at Everett Middle School became increasingly interested in design thinking and the role that a structured and facilitated process could have on the school community. The …

El Dorado // Project W.O.R.D.S.

The Challenge Last year, a group of teachers and administrators at El Dorado Elementary School decided to dive deeply into their student reading progress data. The teachers had a suspicion that the phenomenon known as “summer …