Do you want to understand how culture shapes the character and commitments of students? Our videos help you understand how particular communities and their practices affect children.
What makes this place so special? And how do we sustain and transmit that school culture? These were the animating questions for Dr. James Bushman as University High School in Fresno, CA, moved into its newly constructed school campus.
Dr. James Bushman, the principal of University High School, a charter school in Fresno, California, asked his faculty and students to identify what makes their school culture so vibrant and special—so that together they could define the rites, rituals, and symbols through which to welcome new students to UHS.
Building a team that is passionately committed to the educational mission of the school starts with recruiting. Dr. James Bushman, the principal of University High School, a charter school in Fresno, CA, speaks to principals and headmasters from around the United States at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture about how UHS hires for values and talent.
Dr. James Bushman, the principal of University High School in Fresno, California, had a problem. He had a thriving school culture, but the school was poised to grow dramatically in ways that could undermine its intimacy and stability.
Mentor Public Schools in Ohio are using a unique approach to bullying and mentorship as part of a nationwide program in partnership with the nonprofit Stick Together, and companies Duct Tape and Avon.
Community School for Social Justice founder Sue-Ann Rosch discussed how administrators at the South Bronx school help students take responsibility for their actions with peer mediation during an Education Leaders Roundtable at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture this spring.
Sue-Ann Rosch founded the Community School for Social Justice in the South Bronx, where administrators used advisory groups to craft a Restorative Justice Model for student discipline and address rising student suspensions and chronic absences in a violent inner-city neighborhood.