Building – and Finishing – the Plane While Flying It

Building the Plane While Flying It

Greater Lawrence Technical School: A LiFT Learning Partner Story As Coordinator of the STEAM Academy at Greater Lawrence Technical School (GLTS) in Andover, Massachusetts, Panagiota Athinelis has had the joy and challenge of implementing an innovative Competency-Based Education (CBE) program within an urban vocational school.  Panagiota holds an EdD from Lesley University, where she researched…

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“What Box?” Balancing Self-Direction and Structure

Meraki High School: A LiFT Learning Partner Story Meraki High School started with an idea to create a school where kids were free to let their imagination fly and follow their passions. The founding team, concerned with the impact the industrial model of education was having on so many young people, wanted to think “so…

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The Most Powerful Shift We Can Make

Elevate Academy

Elevate Academy: A LiFT Learning Partner Story Elevate Academy is a very different sort of Career and Technical School. As an Idaho charter school offering at-risk youth an alternative to traditional school, Elevate is based on a deceptively simple question asked by co-founder Monica White. “How do we create a system that rewards kids for…

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