“Some kids who struggle the most are bright kids who’ve always gotten A’s but now are not necessarily getting the grades they’ve gotten. When it comes to things like collaboration, critical thinking, pushing above and beyond, they don’t know what to do when they’re graded on those things and sometimes they get a D on an assignment. Other kids who’ve never been successful are doing great.”
– Howard Mahoney, principal of Napa New Tech High School in Napa, California.
I’ll be posting more articles about the school and its innovative program in the next few days.