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Early College: Part of the North Carolina New Schools Project
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- Click here for more information on Jobs for the Future.
- Something you might like to read -- Click here to read a recent New York Times article on Early Colleges. Scroll down for an overview of Union County Early College.
- Also, go to www.newschoolsproject.org to learn more about this nationwide effort.
- Click on the link below to read the latest edition of "The Innovator," the New Schools Project Newsletter. The Innovator
Design Principles: High schools that can graduate all students ready for college, careers and life share five characteristics that lead to their success:
- Acceptance of the idea that schools must get all students ready for college
- Powerful teaching to engage students in thinking, solving problems and applying what they know to the real world
- Personalized attention to each student's learning
- Collaboration among teachers to support every student
- Structure and resource use that ensures they can get the job done
Integrated System of School Support Services: Transforming a school in ways that actually change teaching and learning is hard work. Because it takes time and focus, NCNSP forges multi-year partnerships to support schools' one year of planning followed by several years of ongoing guidance. Support services include:
- On-site coaching
- Leadership development for principals
- Professional development for teachers
- On-going support from NCNSP staff
Written by: Sylvia Roldan
Posted: Feb 23, 2010 by Don Mace