High Schools That Work is the nation's largest school improvement initiative for high school leaders and teachers.
More than 1,200 High Schools That Work (HSTW) sites in 30 states and the District of Columbia currently use the framework of HSTW Goals and Key Practices to raise student achievement and graduation rates.
Hundreds of HSTW publications, case studies, site development guides and other materials also help improve curriculum and instruction in high schools throughout the nation. In addition, HSTW's annual Staff Development Conference for nearly 8,000 educators is a focal point for year-round professional development.
HSTW is nationally recognized for its effectiveness and has led to several related school improvement initiatives. Chief among them, Making Middle Grades Work has helped make SREB states among the first in the nation to implement strategies that help students make stronger academic transitions into high school. Technology Centers That Work helps career/technology centers in SREB states improve student readiness for college and careers.
View the High Schools That Work Orientation presentation for more information about the school improvement framework.
Gene Bottoms, SREB senior vice president and founder and director of HSTW recently participated in two national conversations about what it means to get more students “college- and career-ready.” To view these webinars, please click on the links below:
“College and Career Readiness: What Does It Really Mean?” — Facilitated by the Alliance for Education
National Research Center for Career and Technical Education
“The Career Side of College and Career Ready” ?” — Facilitated by the National Research Center for Career and Technical Education