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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

High School Stinks. Change the World (470)

When we allow kids to see themselves as authentic agents...
When we dare them to ask questions...
Seek out answers...
And build things that matter...
High school doesn’t suck anymore

When we do all that
we get kids who are encouraged
not just to be workers 
but to be citizens empowered to change the world.

Chris Lehmann is part of the Science Leadership Academy in Philly and I've included their About Us page for more great info on their incredible partnership:

The Science Leadership Academy is a partnership high school between the School District of Philadelphia and The Franklin Institute. SLA is an inquiry-driven, project-based high school focused on 21st century learning that opened its doors on September 7, 2006.
SLA provides a rigorous, college-preparatory curriculum with a focus on science, technology, mathematics and entrepreneurship. Students at SLA learn in a project-based environment where the core values of inquiry, research, collaboration, presentation and reflection are emphasized in all classes.
For more info, check out our Mission StatementCurriculum, and Admissions pages.
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