Millennium Joins Coalition of Essential Schools

The Coalition of Essential Schools (CES), started by educational visionary Ted Sizer in 1984, exists to support schools interested in radically restructuring outdated educational practices. Millennium School proudly joins the coalition and its ongoing conversation about how to do school better, with greater accountability and with a commitment to personalization, democracy, equity, intellectual vitality, and excellence. We recognize strong resonance between our values and the 10 CES Common Principles (listed below) and we hope to add to the conversation by showing how an intentional learning ecosystem can help students pivot meaningfully between the rapidly changing inner world of adolescence and the dynamic outer world of a diverse, urban environment. 

COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS (principles)

1.        Learning to use one's mind well

2.        Less is More, depth over coverage

3.        Goals apply to all students

4.        Personalization

5.        Student-as-worker, teacher-as-coach

6.        Demonstration of mastery

7.        A tone of decency and trust

8.        Commitment to the entire school

9.        Resources dedicated to teaching and learning

10.    Democracy and equity

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