Sacramento New Technology High School
Sacramento New Technology High School in Sacramento, CA, opened in
2003 with grades 9 and 10 and had its first graduating class in May, 2006.
The school has been recognized as a national model secondary school by
the International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE) and also recognized
by Stanford University's School Redesign Network as one of five schools
in California that have done the most to close the achievement gap. Education
Week newspaper profiled the school in 2007 for its focus on learning and
assessing 21st Century Skills.
Technology High School Sacramento LiveBlog by Jonathan Martin,
October 6, 2008. Blogger Martin
shadows New Tech student for a day as part of his year-long Great
High Schools Project. Martin also reflects
on his visits to Sac New Tech and High Tech High.
Skills in Big Demand -- Interest in teaching students habits
of mind for success in life is on the rise", By Catherine
Gewertz, Education Week, June 12, 2007
House Exploring a New School Model from the Outside In",
Converge Magazine, Summer 2006
Can Get Work Done in Groups:
For project learning to be most effective, students must understand
how to work together, by Bernice Yeung, Edutopia.Org, 3/30/20
Impact of School Facilities on Student Performance and Retention
of Teachers, by Kathleen J. Moore, California Department of
Education, Victoria Bergsagal, Architects of Achievement, and
Mary Filardo, 21st Century School Fund, The California Achievement
Gap Summit, November 14, 2007. The research features both Sacramento
New Technology High School and the New Tech Student Empowerment
Academy at Jefferson High School in Los Angeles. PowerPoint
Presentation (PPT; 54.6MB; 84pp.).
Schools for Equity: Policy Supports for Student Learning in Communities
of Color (PDF), by the School Redesign Network at Stanford
University (SRN) and Justice Matters in San Francisco, November
9, 2007. This study focuses on five urban, public high schools
from across the state, including Sacramento New Tech High School,
that represent the types of educational approaches required to
close California's educational achievement gap and to enable all
students to move on to successful career and college pathways.
Study of Sacramento New Technology High School, prepared by
the International Center for Leadership in Education for the Model
Schools Conference, Washington, DC, June 26-28, 2007. PDF.