Sharing the Story of Impact: Innovation High Schools
Given Barra’s desire to share learning as part of the innovation process, the Foundation decided to embark on its first “thematic review” to look back across four Catalyst Fund-supported education models: Building 21, Science Leadership Academy, The Workshop School and Vaux Big Picture. During the 2017-2018 school year, ImpactED, in partnership with the Foundation, engaged in an intensive year of learning about these school models. At a June 18, 2018 convening, speakers from each school and The School District of Philadelphia shared key lessons learned from this work and explored the necessary conditions – at the school and system level – for fostering school innovation. Case studies, photos, videos and stories from each school are now available online.