Publications

A Path to Rigorous & Relevant Instruction

A decade ago, reDesign created the Framework for Effective Instruction: a research-grounded approach to teaching and learning that works particularly well with marginalized and struggling students. Emphasizing a student-centered approach, with strategic adult-facilitated scaffolding, students...

Bronx Arena High School Monograph

Bronx Arena is a competency-based, asynchronous, blended high school model for overage, under-credited students in New York City. Now in its sixth year of operation, Bronx Arena and its students are achieving remarkable results. This monograph aims to “lift the hood” on the inner-workings and...

Developing a Strong Academic Program

Effective schools are mindful of the micro and the macro, the input and the outcome, and the tangible and intangible that contribute to student achievement. While it would be impossible to quantify and describe in detail everything that contributes to student achievement, the research suggests...

Learn. Create. Teach. Grow. Lead.

A decade ago, reDesign created the Framework for Effective Instruction: a research-grounded approach to teaching and learning that works particularly well with marginalized and struggling students. Emphasizing a student-centered approach, with strategic adult-facilitated scaffolding, students...

Making Mastery Work

While competency-based principles have a history in vocational education, a growing number of typical high schools now are adopting competency-based programs. As is typical of any emerging field, a wide array of approaches is currently underway. Making Mastery Work describes the experiences of...

Strategic Approaches to Launching Multi-Grade Schools

Are you leading a high school design startup effort? Conventional wisdom is to open with a single grade and add a grade each year until you reach full enrollment. This guide offers you a preview of some of the opportunities (and challenges) you can anticipate if you take the path less travelled...