On Wednesday of last week I was appointed the CEO of Arise Academy Charter School in Philadelphia. Arise is the first charter school in the nation to specifically serve youth in foster care (see a newscast about our prom here). The school is young, only two years old, and small, with less than 200 students. It is a perfect home for the work of purposeful school design.
As I apply the design work we have done at the REAL Schools to our work at Arise, I will continue to use this space to discuss school design and all of the related issues we have been engaging in.
Thank you so much for your ongoing support and I look forward to sharing our design work as we continue to put our theory into practice and as we continue to turn our practices back into theory so that we can share them with all of you.