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 …

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 …

Increasing ELL Social Emotional and Academic Learning

Buena Vista Horace Mann K8 School used an Innovation Award in 2015-16 to design solutions to increase the academic and social emotional learning of English Language Learners.  Below is a description of the challenge, process, and solution …

Strengthening Relationships Between African American Students and Teachers

Harvey Milk Academy used an Innovation Award in 2015-16 to design solutions to strengthen student and teacher relationships understanding that positive relationship are central to student achievement.  Below is a description of the challenge, process, and solution …

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 …