Posts Tagged INTERNATIONAL CHARTER SCHOOL

Unintended Segregation in Schools of Last Resort

Published by EducationNews.org — Charter schools can be great for the kids who get in, but what about the kids who don’t? An odd clatter of wheelchairs and colorful walking supports accompanies a little convoy of physically-challenged middle-school students heading to lunch.  Blind kids find their way using sticks with tennis balls on the end.  Others, quite […]

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Time, the Most Valuable Currency in the School Day

Published by EducationNews.org — Setting aside downtime helps nurture the skills that let kids be successful. Last week we marveled over what the International Charter School (ICS) in Pawtucket, RI could do by investing one minute of class time here and there with “energizers.”  But while a one-minute pick-me-up freshens kids’ ability to learn, what on earth would […]

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Refuel Kids’ Attention with Short Movement Breaks

Published by EducationNews.org — It makes no sense to take dynamic young bodies and insist they sit still for hours at a stretch. In a technology class at the International Charter School (ICS) in Pawtucket, RI, second and third graders are learning to change fonts on their laptops.  They look droopy, so I ask how they […]

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A Social Studies Project Lets Us Peek Through Windows into 3rd Grade Lives

Published by EducationNews.org — At the International Charter School, in Pawtucket, RI, teachers and an artist help third grade students document their culture and lives using photographs. The all-purpose room at International Charter School (ICS) crackles with excitement. Along the walls are the final exhibitions for “Documenting Cultural Communities,” an annual third-grade social studies project. Each child has […]

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