Illinois

Grappling with Messy Problems: Students Role Play to Find Solutions

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Students at Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA) don't shy away from problems. In fact, problems are an important feature of the curriculum at this three-year residential public high school. A problem-based approach to teaching and learning, modeled on a strategy originally used in medical schools, presents students with a "messy" problem for which, as in life, there is no simple answer.

This article originally published on 7/1/1997

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Parents as Students: They Don't Fail, They PASS

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When parents told Charles Mingo, principal at DuSable High School in Chicago, that they were afraid to volunteer at school because they hadn't graduated themselves, he turned what could have been an impediment into an opportunity. Since 1993, the school has allowed parents to earn their diplomas and volunteer in their children's school at the same time.

This article originally published on 7/1/1997

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Good Teaching: It Is a Voyage of Discovery

Good Teaching: It Is a Voyage of Discovery

Lynn Cherkasky-Davis turned lack of textbooks into an opportunity that has included experimentation and risk taking.

This article originally published on 7/1/1997

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