Rules for School Start Ups
Launching a school? Follow these rules from New Tech High's principal:
>>Plan well and follow best practices.
>>Start small and stay focused on your core competencies.
>>Maximize your available resources.
>>Leverage alliances with other organizations.
>>Always check in with students.
>>Recruit creative, entrepreneurial, and passionate teachers.
>>Wall-to-wall computers: The original classroom design left no room for direct instruction. This was remedied by opening up presentation areas in each room.
>> Horizontal management: The original plan didn't include a principal, but teachers found that having to make all decisions as a group took too much time.