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Home-Grown Solutions for Student Motivation

Three high schools with innovative approaches to motivating students were highlighted at a May 21 forum hosted by Catalyst Chicago and The School Project. The ideas presented are similar to those under discussion by the Generation All Steering Committee, which will release a plan later this summer to improve learning opportunities for the city's neighborhood high school students. Beatriz Ponce de León, executive director of Generation All, spoke as a panelist at the event. She noted that the best ideas…

‘Deeper Learning’ in high schools is challenging, but possible

Focusing on students' achievement undermines their learning. That's what Pedro Noguera, education professor at New York University, told an audience of educators, parents, students, and non-profit professionals who turned out to Generation All's third community forum at Wells Community Academy High School on April 14. Instead, kids need complex and engaging projects that they can't master in a single try, he said. "The real learning is in the revision. And the real teaching is in the feedback, not the grade."…