How Valor Collegiate Academy is Rethinking SEL

3/14/17

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 to educating students in the era of accountability, high stakes academic testing, and college and career preparation. By learning from their predecessors, new school leaders can build models that address those difficulties head-on. That’s exactly what the leadership team has done at Valor Collegiate Academies in Nashville, Tennessee, a school network committed to balancing academic content with non-academic skills and habits in the curriculum to help better prepare students for their future.

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