With the Olympics in full swing, perhaps you spend a little time each day checking in on the medal counts. The Olympics, without a doubt, inspire and entertain. It’s hard to not get swept up by the stories, the drama, the spectacle. The athletes are at peak performance, and there are regular displays of spectacular individual and team feats. The medals are a proxy for the tremendous amount of training, preparation, commitment, talent, and resources devoted to each sport.
While there aren’t many medals given out in the education reform field, we do regularly point out when public charter schools are honored for best practices and exceptional performance. While we like to highlight the rankings, there are also lessons that can be learned from exceptional schools. Here are resources that compile the experiences of high performing schools:
Photo: 2012 London Olympic Medals, via Google Images