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A writer-editor-teacher’s quote of the week #74

Fannie Lou [Hamer Freedom High School] nurtures students’ abilities to connect, to question, to innovate, and to communicate. Students, the school believes, learn best by investigating real-world issues in ways that require collaboration, personal responsibility, care for others, and a tolerance for uncertainty. Students investigate personally meaningful problems and are assessed using a performance-based system that ensures rigorous student inquiry.

– from “A rare ‘defy the odds’ school where learning isn’t driven by high-stakes testing” by Valerie Strauss, published in the Washington Post online on June 11, 2015