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New Vista has collaborated on a variety of educational publications, including high school curricula, project-based learning guides, school case studies, and school architecture and design guides. In addition to writing and editing copy, New Vista often plays a lead role in the development of graphics, photographs, illustrations, and book layouts.

Architecture for Achievement

Architecture for Achievement:
Building Patterns for Small School Learning

This book offers schools and architects an approach to match educational ideas with buildings that powerfully support them. Photographs, diagrams, and vignettes from over 30 successful schools and school facilities, illustrate design patterns that promote personalization, active learning, collaboration, community connection, and flexibility.

Architecture for Achievement was written in collaboration with Victoria Bergsagel and the Architects of Achievement team. It can be purchased at Amazon.com

Henry Ford Learning Institute  Design Resource Guide

Henry Ford Learning Institute
Design Resource Guide

Henry Ford Learning Institute, 2007, in collaboration with Concordia Architecture and Planning. Design guide that outlines and illustrates the academic and architectural priorities of the Henry Ford network of charter schools.

Dollars and Sense II:  Lessons from Good, Cost-Effective Small Schools

Dollars and Sense II:
Lessons from Good, Cost-Effective Small Schools

KnowledgeWorks Foundation, 2005, in collaboration with the Dollars and Sense team. Makes the case for the cost-effectiveness of small schools, with new research and examples of what is working at 25 schools across the nation.
Download at: concordia.com

CityWorks: Exploring Your Community

CityWorks: Exploring Your Community

The New Press, 1999, in collaboration with Adria Steinberg. A high school curriculum that engages students in community exploration, service, and development. Based on the “CityWorks” program at the Cambridge Rindge & Latin High School, which was a recipient of a 1992 Ford Foundation Award for Innovations in State and Local Government. Purchase at: www.thenewpress.com

The New Urban High School Practitioner’s Guide

The New Urban High School Practitioner’s Guide

U.S. Department of Education (OVAE), 1999, in collaboration with the NUHS team. Case studies and best practices from six urban high schools using school-to-work and student-centered learning strategies as a lever for whole school reform.
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Seeing The Future: A High School Planning Toolkit

Seeing The Future: A High School Planning Toolkit

U.S. Department of Education (OVAE), 1999, in collaboration with the NUHS team. A planning process for schools to identify and work towards strategic design principles.
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The VIA Project (Vocational Integration with Academics)

The VIA Project (Vocational Integration with Academics)

Cambridge Public School Department, 1997, in collaboration with Tamara Berman and Adria Steinberg. Strategies for integrating the best of vocational (hands-on) and academic (heads-on) approaches to teaching and learning.

 

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