Rachel Friedman, teacher honoree of the inaugural RFK Urban Education Awards, answers: What Happens When We Look At What IS Working?

“The most impressive efforts at my school include daily collaboration time for teachers that is built into the schedule and expected by the administration, peer observations and evaluations, student evaluations of teachers twice a year, a professional development plan informed by teacher input, college and career pathways, full time college and career counselors (who also teach classes), a flexible and accessible administrative team, block scheduling, active student leadership, and a commitment to relevant and engaging curriculum that is all open-sourced…just to name a few!” – Rachel Friedman, Instructional Lead, Civicorps

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