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St. Gregory the Great High School to take new, high tech approach to teaching

From the Chicago Tribune:

Struggling school pins hopes on high tech: St. Gregory the Great High School in Chicago is getting a reprieve with a new technology-based teaching and learning initiative that will start in the fall.

Faced with an enrollment of just 140 students, massive deficits and possible closure, officials of St. Gregory the Great High School are getting a reprieve with a new technology-based teaching and learning initiative that will start in the fall.

The board of the Far North Side school, which has a diverse enrollment that is largely low income, voted last month to pin its hopes on a curriculum based on a national model that emphasizes analytical thinking, problem solving and communication, among other things. Behind the model is the non-profit Partnership for 21st Century Skills, which has programs in place in several states.

St. Gregory hopes that teaching children how to solve real-world problems using technology and by working collaboratively will appeal to new students and bring in more funding. Because of the initiative, teachers must reapply for their jobs, and staff cuts are expected.



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