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EL Education Among "13 Most Innovative School Models"

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    Sarah Norris

We're honored to be included in the 74's roundup of the 13 Most Innovative Schools from their year of reporting!

The piece references a profile of EL Education from 2017. 

From the roundup:

25 Years, 1 Million Kids. How Expeditionary Deeper Learning Engages Students Through Inquiry, Discovery & Creativity

In 1991, a group of education leaders entered a grant competition to design a whole-school model that could turn around low-performing schools. Now, 25 years later, they have spread their winning model across 165 schools, 30 states, and 1 million students. It’s called EL Education, and it places deeper learning expeditions and character development — rather than just test scores — at the heart of its mission. That’s because, as an adult, a student “will not be judged by test scores,” EL Education’s chief academic officer said. “She will be judged by the quality of work that she does and the quality of person that she is.” Here’s why this school design has been so successful for students across geographies and demographics.

As our President Scott Hartl noted in his speech to open our National Conference, "We are still here at 25 because we have been learners with, and from, you." Thank you to all those who've been on this path with us!