Thursday, November 7, 2013

Collaborative Cultivation


These drawings for American Educator accompany a study advocating a more collaborative approach to education by local school districts, administrators, unions and teachers. In recent years, our federal and state governments have had great influence on public education. They stress the use of standardized testing to improve the quality of education. Many educators believe this top-down approach is ineffective; the focus is more on test scores than on students' well-being. This study showcases specific examples of local parties who came together and collaborated effectively - improving the quality of their schools.  These partnerships ultimately benefit students the most.

Apple picking teamwork...

Garden negotiating table...?


Putting students front and center...



Building bridges...


Entire community collaborates on school garden...

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