News|November 14, 2017

Diverse by Design: These Schools Show What Integration Looks Like and Why it Matters for Kids

Source: Education Post It’s no secret that charter schools are getting some pretty stellar outcomes for students, particularly in urban areas. Many charter schools are also embracing diversity to ensure all students have a bright future, and to ensure classrooms reflect the increasingly diverse populations of our communities. Diverse learning environments contribute both to stronger academic outcomes for […]

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News|March 14, 2017

How Valor Collegiate Academy is Rethinking SEL

Source: EdSurge With the realization that many students today are unprepared for college and the changing career landscape, some schools are exploring new instructional models and broadening their definition of student success to include skills beyond traditional academics. Newly designed schools have the advantage of considering the challenges established schools may face when it comes […]

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News|January 20, 2017

Valor Case Study Featured in National Report

A small but growing strategy among charter schools is to design and implement a model that aims to serve an all-encompassing variety of backgrounds, including but not limited to a racially, culturally, linguistically, and socioeconomically diverse student body (hereafter referred to as “intentionally diverse” schools). The National Charter School Resource Center (NCSRC), funded by the […]

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News|November 1, 2016

3 Tips for Developing and Assessing Soft Skills: First, Take Off Your Emotional Armor

Source: EdSurge Author: Daren Dickson As I watched Jamal present his Life Story in his 6th grade pride circle, I was struck not so much by the quality of the content or structure of his presentation–on paper, those elements probably would not have received a high grade–but by the impact he was having on the […]

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