High Schools

How High Expectations Lead to Student “Aha” Moments

May 1, 2017 | Student Achievement

I was first inspired to teach by my mom, a history teacher of 35 years, and by my 10th grade English teacher, Ms. Turnipseed. Now, as an English teacher at Manassas High School in Memphis, Tennessee, I enjoy the spark and “Aha!” moment on my students’ faces when they understand…

Everyone Has a Right to Their Dream

January 21, 2016

Young people dream about what they’ll be when they grow up, but there’s a gap today between where high school ends and dreams begin. A gap fewer and fewer are able to leap. Hard work and determination are not enough. Today, a high school diploma isn’t the end of learning—it’s…