Critical Thinking: A Path to College and Career
In this installment, we show you how one KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program) high school prepares its students for the rigors of college by challenging and empowering them with critical thinking skills.
A cool wind from the San Francisco Bay blows across a dilapidated sports field as students find their way to the portable classrooms that make up half their school. It doesn't look like a place where students and teachers would choose to spend their time long after the final bell rings.
But at KIPP King Collegiate High School, in San Lorenzo, California, that's exactly what happens almost every day. Both students and teachers arrive well before the first bell and routinely stay until 5:00 or even 6:00 in the evening.
What keeps them so engaged? (Read more…)
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