"If it all sounds revolutionary, it’s supposed to." That's how The New York Times describes Relay Graduate School of Education.
Sharon Otterman writes that Relay's "goal of upending teacher training stems from a broader diagnosis shared by many who work in public education: that it is failing millions of American children, leaving them without the skills they need to succeed in the 21st century."
Read Otterman's full article in the Times.
"First, great teaching trumps demography," Norman Atkins, Relay Graduate School of Education's founder and president, writes in The Wall Street Journal.
Engaging all of the students all of the time generates tens of thousands of additional hours of meaningful learning each year. "That will change the trajectory of students' lives."
"Second, urban school districts must act like Silicon Valley, not the car industry," Atkins argues. "Districts should open up their old buildings and give more great leaders the opportunity to create new high-achieving public schools."
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