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Published on Aug 11, 2016
This spring, more than 1,300 school leaders from all 50 states and over 26 countries participated in the first Shadow a Student Challenge. The idea comes from a partnership between the Institute of Design at Stanford University and IDEO, a leading design firm that also works with schools.
Among those who accepted the challenge was Assistant Principal Karen Ritter of East Leyden High, outside Chicago. She put aside her walkie-talkie and follow one 9th grader through all of his classes—not to mention gym, the lunch line, and a full slate of homework.
What did she learn? Education Week reports.
This video aired on PBS NewsHour on August 9, 2016.
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