There is no school secretary: many administrative matters are handled at Alt School’s headquarters, in the district of San Francisco. Every Alt School is a “micro-school.” In Brooklyn Heights, there are thirty-five students, ranging from pre-kindergarten to third grade.Only a few dozen more children will be added as the school matures. Five more schools are scheduled to open by the end of 2017, in San Francisco, Manhattan, and Chicago, and the goal is to expand into other parts of the country, offering a highly tailored education that uses technology to target each student’s “needs and passions.” Tuition is about thirty thousand dollars a year.
As I noted, "When you get the talent, trust and focus right, the results are extraordinary." New Visions for Public Schools has probably been the most effective intermediary of the last decade.
By launching 135 new secondary schools and helped to develop other intermediaries that developed hundreds more, they dramatically improved the quality of high school options in New York City.
Thousands of students each year graduate from high school and go to college because New Visions created high schools. In a few weeks, Willis will open two new schools in Detroit, an elementary (opening K-4) and a high school (starting with ninth graders).
Let me ask a question: name one south Korean computer science professor that is big all over the world? The point is this: in India, we optimized the systems for producing small number of excellent winners.
None come to mind as readily as Samsung, a South Korean company.
Hans Renman in Stockholm (@tankom_hans) asked on Twitter, "Do you know any US schools that are REALLY using digital tools in an INTERESTING way for communication, marketing, or learning? "The Huntsville City School district is ditching textbooks and passing out laptops instead," reported a Huntsville TV station.