At a recent roundtable I was struck by a lively conversation about a collaboration that has formed between a faith-based school and a neighboring charter school (both of whom had school leaders involved in the discussion).

The basis of their collaborating together was that the faith-based school leader felt a need for more exposure to data-driven instruction and the charter school leader felt a need for more soul. They called it “a balance between arts and sciences.” This is quite an interesting relationship. What do you think? Do we need more balance between data-driven instruction and soul?