Entries by Terry Born

New Funding Opportunity :Student Centered Learning

Student-Centered Learning Practices: Investigating the Outcomes for Underserved Student Populations The Student-Centered Learning Research Collaborative is excited to announce its newest funded research opportunity that will build, apply, and share a robust evidence base for student-centered learning. Funded by the Nellie Mae Education Foundation, the goal of this opportunity is to investigate the extent to […]


Those of us who work in Early and Middle College High Schools have long understood the potential impact, accomplishment and success of our model. It seems that the US Department of Education is validating our experience in the naming of five Consortium schools as Blue Ribbon award winners in the last year. San Joaquin Delta […]


Dr. Erin Craig, founding principal of NOVA-Academy in Santa Ana, California has announced the approval of a charter for Unity Middle College High School. After a long struggle to raise the necessary supports and resources we are happy to celebrate her victory; which is, in fact a victory for the community at large. The school, […]

Brashier Middle College Charter HS Gathers Around Stricken Student

Brashier Middle College High School in Simpsonville, SC has always been ahead of the curve in showing humanitarian concern for their community. They went above and beyond last week when the staff and students stood united behind student,  Josiah Jennings,   diagnosed with Leukemia last June. The students planned an executed an entire week of […]

FULFILLING PROMISES Summer 2014. Vol. 21. No.1

Fulling Promises. Summer 2014 IN THIS ISSUE – Consortium Matters.Early College High School: A Seamless Pathway to Graduation and Career Success – Final Thoughts From an MCNC Legend – DNA: CEC’s Genetic Solution to Build an Empathetic Community – Buffalo ECHS Students Make a Strong Case – Los Angeles Biology Teacher Breaks Through More Than […]

Consortium Matters

Early College High School: A Seamless Pathway to Graduation and Career Success As the school year drew to an end and we closed out a very successful Summer Conference, I found myself struck by the old adage, the more things change, the more they stay the same. I just read the new report produced by […]

Final Thoughts from An MCNC Legend

For over twentyfive years, Dr. Chery Wagonlander has been the principal of Mott Middle College in Flint, Michigan. Through disintegrating social and economic times, she has steadfastly led, challenged and brought passionate energy to young people who lived in urban communities beset by the hardships derived from a failing auto industry, a deteriorating infrastructure and […]

DNA: CEC’S Genetic Solution to Build an Empathetic Community

The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, DC. Its mission is to foster leadership based on enduring values and to provide a nonpartisan venue for dealing with critical issues. Their annual conference brings together the country’s deepest thinkers, leaders and innovators to discuss ideas and foster creative solutions for […]