June 8-10, students in 5th through 8th grade will be asked to take the YouthTruth Student Survey. While we want to hear from all students, participation in this survey is voluntary. If you prefer your child not to take the survey, please e-mail your child’s classroom teacher or principal. For more information and how to opt out, read this story.
We visited more than 100 schools this year. About half were new schools (in the last 20 years) and the other half were (at least partially) transformed. Most are good early next-gen examples of personalized and competency-based learning. They were in every corner of the country and ranged from tiny rural schools in Idaho to big schools in Chicago (and a few in Europe and Asia). As a year-end reflection, we identified 10 lessons. [read more]