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NewSchools’ Strategy at a Glance

Over the past month, we have been sharing a couple of the pillars of our strategy going forward.  The infographic below captures our vision, rationale and approach in a more visual way.  We’re excited to share it, and even more excited about the work ahead.

A quick note: in addition to these strategic focus areas, we have a continuing commitment to diversify education leadership and to generate high quality school choices in Washington, DC.  In the coming weeks, we will share more about our plans there.

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2 Responses to “NewSchools’ Strategy at a Glance”

  1. Mark Lillquist

    I am interested in “Breaking the Grade level cohort Paradigm” It seems to be a hard one to break. Have there been any redesigns which DO NOT group students in traditional grade levels?

    • Meghan Amrofell

      Hi Mark, great question. A few models come to mind that incorporate multi-age grouping within a competency-based model:
      • Montessori for All
      • Acton Academy
      • AltSchool
      There are also others like New Classrooms, USC Hybrid High, Matchbook, Summit and others that largely retain traditional age-based cohorts but allow for competency-based progressions above and below the grade-level standards depending on the student needs.

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