ISSN Alumni Spotlight: Felix Ruano

ISSN Alumni Spotlight: Felix Ruano

For Felix Ruano, getting out of his comfort zone is a key to success.  He is a 2013 graduate of the Ambassador School of Global Leadership (ASGL) in Los Angeles, a high school opened as part of the International Studies School Network (ISSN) in 2008.  According to...
Creating a Culture of Caring at Fort Vancouver High School

Creating a Culture of Caring at Fort Vancouver High School

Over 40 years ago, in the classic work School Power, Yale Professor James Comer introduced the idea that to be successful for all young people, a school’s culture had to comprise a web of supportive relationships between students and teachers and between students...
Education for a 22nd Century Dr. Anthony Jackson

Education for a 22nd Century Dr. Anthony Jackson

The greatest threats to our survival are from the oppression and violence stemming from racism and other forms of hostility based on skin color, ethnicity and culture, and from environmental degradation;  climate change and the reduction of bio-diversity.  The common...
Vaughn Next Century Learning Center: The Little School That Could

Vaughn Next Century Learning Center: The Little School That Could

Since its inception over 25 years ago, the Vaughn Next Century Learning Center has lived up to its motto of being “The Little School That Could”. Vaughn was the first conversion charter school in the United States. The previously academically underperforming Los...