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What if there was a middle school where students were asked to care about how their mind works? Where students were asked to wonder out loud. Imagine a place where kids are excited to learn. What if this place allowed students to struggle and helped them view perseverance through struggle as an opportunity for growth?

There is such a place! We're excited to share our new video with you that offers a window into how this unique educational opportunity for middle schoolers in Long Beach teaches for deep understanding and makes thinking visible.

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  • The Why

    Five days left of 5th grade, and then the class of 2013 graduates on the 13th day of June. In the whirl of busyness and celebration, my husband Jesse and I sat down one recent evening to reorient ourselves to why we are choosing Intellectual Virtues Academy over Hughes, our neighborhood school (where Jesse and his father attended). Why does a virtues-based education matter more than a track team ... or a band ... or a science lab ... or honors classes ... or comfortable convenience? We listed the pros for Jess, me, and our student: It is an opportunity to rediscover (or fully embrace) learning ... It is a holistic view of education and the pursuit of knowledge ... It is the toolbox or operating Read More
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