Reshaping High Schools

The theme of the current issue (May 2008) of Educational Leadership is “Reshaping High Schools.” Anyone interested in reforming high school should take a minute to read the articles that are open for all to read.

Perspectives by Editor Marge Scherer outlines the problems including the high drop out rate in our nation.

Former West Virginia Governor Bob Wise writes that there need to be three approaches to reform: align schools with higher education and the world of work, offer a rigorous, option-rich curriculum; personalize learning; and provide necessary supports. and improve instruction by mining data and using digital technologies.

Tom Clark writes about the importance of online learning for high school reform in his article entitled: “Online Learning, Pure Potential.”

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