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ERIC Number: EJ855081
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1784
21st Century Scholars
Clark, Terrence
Educational Leadership, v67 n1 p66-70 Sep 2009
Bethpage Union Free School District in New York is a high-performing district by almost any current accountability measure. Yet administrators and teachers worried that they were not doing enough to prepare their students as critical thinkers for the 21st century. Inspired by the curriculum framework of the Partnership for 21st Century Skills, the district's high school developed a program that gives students the opportunity to build an impressive electronic portfolio documenting an array of mind-stretching experiences, which take place outside of regular school hours in the afternoon, evening, on weekends, or during vacations. Students earn points for completing activities, and must earn 100 points to qualify for a 21st Century Scholars diploma. After one year, the program has elicited enthusiasm from students and support from the community.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York