A School Within a School


The Essential QUESTION

  • Can an existing school be transformed in a reasonable time frame?

Other Discussion Questions

  • What strikes you as noteworthy about this?

  • Is this model something your school should consider?  What would prevent you from pursuing it?

  • Are the teachers and students forming this new program taking big risks?  What is their upside?  How do you think this will play out at this school?

  • With an approach along these lines, can our public schools innovate?  Be as innovative, or even more innovative, than charter or private schools?

  • What micro-innovations could your school try to explore the possibility of forming a “school within a school”?