Global Perspectives on Education: What Works and What's Next
Greater Houston has become known nationwide for its innovative schools and initiatives – home of four Broad Prizes for urban education, three high-performing charter networks, and scores of valuable public-private partnerships. Yet a stubborn problem persists: An alarmingly low percentage of our public school students are achieving at levels that put them on track for success beyond high school.
In this year’s series, we explore two paths forward: doing better – refining and improving our existing schools and systems – and doing differently – rethinking the definition and purpose of school in the 21st century. To do this, we’ll look at high-performing exemplars at home and abroad, dive deep into the research to learn what really impacts student success, and explore bold new models for leveraging technology for learning.