Monday, January 25, 2016

National School Choice Week and the Next Generation of Learning

       Every year, one week in January has become known as National School Choice Week (NSCW). It’s goal is to “raise public awareness” for all educational options available to families including online learning, private schools, homeschooling, public school, and public charter schools.

       School choice is about parents having the opportunity to consider their options and seek out the best fit for their child. We know one size does not fit all, which is why schools offering unique methods and innovative approaches are so important. It is our responsibility as educators to step up to the challenge and develop methods for serving all children.

       This week we will be sharing a series of musings and perspectives from our community. As we move through the week, please also know that your voice is important to the school choice conversation. We invite you to join us on Twitter to share your thoughts by using #SchoolChoiceWeek all week long.
BVP High School Head of School,
Jonathan Santos Silva, with
high school scholars.

       To kick off the week, we invite you to read this opinion piece written by Richard Whitmire, author of several books on education and reform, after he visited BVP High School last fall. Published in The Seventy Four, Mr Whitmire highlights the next generation of high schools and his hope for the future of learning.

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