Some interesting news came out regarding the future for high schools in the United States. President Obama announced more than $375 Million in public and private support for redesigning our high schools to encourage student success, increase graduation rates and greatly improve the quality of education in our high schools. The announcement came at the Obama Administration's first-ever White House Summit on Next Generation High Schools on November 10th and the initiative hopes to increase the incorporation of STEM focused curriculum and provide a more relevant high school experience that prepares our students for colleges and careers. Competitive grants would be awarded to districts who can design high schools that will challenge the current system and improve on areas of instruction, curriculum and better integration for career planning. A lofty but imperative goal to revamp our high school learning environment to prepare our students to meet the needs of the 21st century world.
By: Jennifer Larson