Ted Sizer's Vision for the New American High School

Jul 25, 2013 by CES (first published January 24, 2013 in The Washington Post)   by Jay Mathews, Washington Post columnist   When Theodore Sizer, known to friends and admirers as Ted, died of colon cancer at 77 in 2009, we lost the nation's leading scholar on high schools and one of the best education writers ever.   So I was glad to get his just-published book, "The New American High School," which explains his vision for the future of educating our teenagers.   The school reform...  Continued ...


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For thirty years, the Coalition of Essential Schools (CES) has been at the forefront of creating and sustaining personalized, equitable, and intellectually challenging schools. Guided by a set of Common Principles, Essential schools are places of powerful student learning where all students have the chance to reach their full potential. Diverse in size, population, and programmatic emphasis, Essential schools serve K-12 students in urban, suburban, and rural communities.

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