Educational Innovation: What It Means to Think Like There Is No Box

Innovation is the lifeblood of charter schools. To succeed, it takes imagination, perseverance, and insight. Picking out the best innovators is almost as big of a challenge. Just ask Amy Ruck-Kagan, who helped judge those entries for the Building Hope Impact and Summit Awards. “Oh, my God,” she said. “They’re all great. You can’t go […]

Student Empowerment: Opening the Door for Students to Lead the Way

Webster’s dictionary has a good definition of empowered – having the knowledge, confidence, means or ability to do things or make decisions for oneself – but they haven’t gotten around to putting the word “student” in front of that. But some charter schools have and Building Hope has identified a bumper crop of schools who […]