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“[Students] need to understand how to come up against problems in society. They need to be able to think. They need to be able to challenge. They need to be able to collaborate. They need to feel empowered enough to have a voice and to use that voice to make change. And I think [...]

By |2020-08-03T10:32:37-04:00July 31st, 2020|Building 21 News, Reflection, School Redesign|0 Comments

TriChange: Part II

"If a student knows they’re cared about, then it makes all the difference. Reach the person first, and then you can teach him or her anything." Earlier this month, David Sparrow and Building 21's TriChange Model were featured on the Philadelphia Learning Collaborative blog. The excerpt below captures part II of [...]

By |2020-06-15T12:05:35-04:00June 15th, 2020|Building 21 News, Relationships, Resource|0 Comments

In the News: Building 21 Allentown on PBS39

“This is how we can change the world by voting for who we want to be president and not only for president for other things as well. Our voice is strong enough that if we want it to be heard, we can be heard. [Shannon Salter] gave us confidence. She wanted us to learn [...]

By |2020-06-08T12:11:42-04:00June 8th, 2020|Building 21 News|0 Comments

In the News: B21 Allentown winner of 2020 Prom Challenge for voter registration efforts

This week, Building 21 Allentown celebrated an exciting win! They were chosen as one of 20 school winners for the 2020 Prom Challenge, a contest launched by When We All Vote and MTV. The students and Shannon Salter, Building 21's Civics and History teacher, were surprised with a [...]

By |2020-05-16T12:36:38-04:00May 16th, 2020|Building 21 News|0 Comments

In the News: Building 21 seniors leading student voter registration drive for the 2020 elections

Inside Allentown School District's Building 21, being 18 is the topic of conversation. "I want to vote and make a difference that could inspire others to vote as well and create a difference," students said. A group of seniors are leading a student voter registration drive for the 2020 elections. You can view [...]

By |2020-04-25T09:47:37-04:00January 27th, 2020|Building 21 News|0 Comments

Press Release: Building 21 receives grant to support school improvement efforts

Grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will support Building 21’s goal of building  a nationwide network of secondary schools that effectively use data for continuous improvement Building 21 has received a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of the foundation’s Networks for School Improvement (NSI) portfolio. The [...]

By |2020-04-25T09:50:23-04:00December 13th, 2019|Building 21 News|0 Comments

Welcome back! From Building 21 Allentown

Building 21 Allentown released this welcome video for their families.  As Yanalit tells her younger peers, "One thing is for sure, you will work hard! You will also get a chance to choose what you learn based on your passion and interests." Yanalit, her fellow graduates, and Building 21 teachers and staff [...]

By |2020-04-25T09:56:15-04:00September 16th, 2019|Building 21 News|0 Comments

In the News: Building 21 Allentown receives Gold Level “Governor’s Civic Engagement Award”

"Students and staff at Building 21 were honored Monday by the state for its student voter registration drive. The drive signed up 58 students, representing 87 percent of the students who were eligible to register. That earned the school a gold level Governor’s Civic Engagement Award." Building 21's accomplishment was highlighted in two articles [...]

By |2020-04-25T09:59:18-04:00May 3rd, 2019|Building 21 News|0 Comments

In the News: How $5B Could Provide A Great Education For Every Kid On Earth

"That’s a big budget! With resources of that size, smart teams could take on the most interesting opportunity of our time—quality elementary and secondary education for every young person on earth." "Platform networks that share outcome frameworks (we call them diploma networks like Building 21) have the potential to help schools adopt new goals and learning models [...]

By |2020-04-25T09:55:13-04:00April 11th, 2019|Building 21 News, School Redesign|0 Comments
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