At the Island School we are always excited to see students working to solve real world problems. We are especially proud of our friends at the New York Harbor School who were recently featured in the New York Times’ Dot Earth blog. Check out their innovative insights into how they are working to protect their region against future threats of storms like Sandy: Students Press the Case for Oysters as New York’s Surge Protector
The Island School is proud to announce the launch of the Putting Schools to Work website. This consortium of like-minded institutions that focus on teaching leadership by allowing students to tackle real world problems and issues through research and human ecology projects serves as a model of what education can be, when schools get out of the way. The projects featured on this site were presented at the first Leadership in Education conference held at The Island School in the Spring of 2011. Putting Schools to Work is a component of a new Wilson Family Center for Leadership in Education funded by Floyd and Kim Wilson. We invite you to watch videos, read articles, and learn more about what other schools and programs are doing to empower students, all on this site. Enjoy!