Citizens Academy, a nationally recognized public charter school in Cleveland, lives up to its name by building a culture of seven values key to citizenship, beginning with responsibility. The seven…+ More details
Citizens Academy, a nationally recognized public charter school in Cleveland, goes out of its way to involve the parents of its students, beginning with home visits before the school year starts.…+ More details
This is the paramount relationship at TIS. The teacher is a guide-on-the-side – committed to empowering the student, armed with rigorous expectations, dedicated to learning herself. The teacher…+ More details
Perhaps the most important relationship is the one that a student has with himself or herself. At TIS, all students, starting at the youngest age, learn to take care of themselves… and to grow…+ More details
“I think I’m constantly refining my craft,” says one TIS teacher. “I’m never satisfied.” As teachers teach, and as they engage in dialogue with each other, they…+ More details
It’s not an impossible challenge to change public schooling. “You have to begin to ask,” says the board chair of TIS, “how much discomfort and how much change am I willing…+ More details
The storyline that has driven the success of The Intergenerational School is a simple as this question: “Can I just sit by your side and read with you?” Hear the story of how the power…+ More details
At TIS, senior citizens contribute not only to the civility of the community but also to its academic learning. Regular tutoring in reading and regular participation in classroom lessons – where…+ More details
TIS believes that everyone has something to learn and everyone has something to teach. Students themselves can teach their peers. Multi-age clusters (grades K-2, 3-5, and 6-8) put students in leadership…+ More details
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