What Is reDesign?

Who We Are

We believe that all young people can become independent, passionate learners who are prepared for college, regardless of economic circumstance, race, or family history. For us, education is fundamentally an issue of social justice.

What We Do

We collaborate with clients on projects that push the envelope of vision and design, projects that are reimagining what teaching and learning can be, particularly for the most vulnerable and marginalized youth in our society.

reDesign Blog

#College Ready? Designing Projects for Historically Underserved Students

My first competency-based project began in 1993, as part of the founding design team of a small, alternative public high school in New York City. Like so many design teams we were committed to...

What IS the difference between competencies and standards?

Though often described interchangeably, competencies and standards are in some ways world’s apart.   If you’re asking this question, then well done, you! This question is a...

Let every voice be heard: 6 activities to spark better class discussion

Reflections on pedagogy that works for marginalized students   I have a confession: I hate class discussions. I hate them because they remind me of baseball--which, however, I do enjoy...