reDesign Blog

April 24, 2018

What a Middle School Pen Pal Program Taught Me About Difficult Conversations

Our guest contributor, Catherine Epstein, highlights the power of a community that supports initiative, flexibility, and collaboration, and that honors human needs and humane values of empathy and care. Catherine currently teaches Humanities and...

April 9, 2018

Our Five New reDesigners!

We are happy to announce the addition of five phenomenal women to the reDesign team. We are humbled by the ways these brilliant, thoughtful women have been forces for transformation in our field, and are thankful for the energy, wisdom, and...

August 11, 2017

Mastery Communications Week

We are delighted to participate in Mastery Communications Week along with our friends at Great Schools Partnership, Mastery Collaborative, Next Generation Learning Challenges, KnowledgeWorks, Getting Smart, CompetencyWorks, and iNACOL. From August...

August 7, 2017

The Story of Chugach: An Interview with Superintendent Dr. Bob Crumley

Meet Dr. Crumley. Over twenty years ago, he was at the cutting edge of a transformational change effort in Chugach, Alaska. Now in his final year as Superintendent of the Chugach School District, he shares his change leadership story that is...

June 11, 2017

Who's Leading the Way?

A Promising Competency-based Model for Historically Marginalized Students Competency-based education models are complicated organisms, and staging their development and growth is generally a multi-year task, whether one is a launching a new...

June 4, 2017

Leveling the Playing Field

Asynchronous Learning in High-Poverty, Competency-based Urban High Schools At the U School we are big believers in the notion that skillful, independent learning is central to leading a meaningful and productive life...But what happens if...