We’ve mentioned in the past the importance of giving teachers flexibility to develop innovative coursework for their students.  Today, we’ve got two examples of exactly that happening in Fall River, Massachusetts.

The first is The Edmond Talbot Innovation School, which will present students in Fall River with career-based education in the areas of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and the arts.  The school will focus on giving teachers greater flexibility to create unique lesson plans and foster community partnerships.

The second is Swansea School’s Cardinal Prep program.  Cardinal Prep is a new pilot program designed to catch eight- and ninth-grade students who may be at risk of dropping out of school because they have fallen behind.

Both programs empower teachers and school leadership to innovate and build dynamic programs to give students quality, personalized education – a key factor in fostering good study habits and an interest in learning.

Read the full article here on The Herald News.

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