To a Higher Degree
Real-life stories of progress in four early college high schools
Published by KnowledgeWorks: Oct. 10, 2007
Stories of transformation for four Ohio early college high schools: Dayton Early College Academy, Toledo Early College High School, Columbus Africentric Early College High School, and Lorain County Early College High School. One of two in series, Every Student Deserves a Legacy 2007.
Most Likely to Succeed
​Real-life stories of progress in five redesigned urban high schools
Published by KnowledgeWorks: Oct. 10, 2007
Stories of transformation for five Ohio urban high schools: Lima, Toledo Libbey, Columbus Brookhaven, Cleveland Heights, and Lorain Southview. One of two in series, Every Student Deserves a Legacy 2007.
Learning to be Leaders
Cleveland Heights High School, Cleveland Heights OH
Published by KnowledgeWorks: Oct. 14, 2008
Principal and teachers adjust to expanded roles that give them a greater voice in shaping their small school. One of five in series, Every Student Deserves a Legacy 2008.
A Different School of Thought
Toledo Early College High School, Toledo OH
Published by KnowledgeWorks: Oct. 14, 2008
The first three years in the life of an innovative school that blends high school and college. One of five in series, Every Student Deserves a Legacy 2008.
Storytelling publications (2005-2010)
The five years of storytelling also got the attention of our peers, and we won four national communications awards from the Council on Foundations (2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010.) Storytelling continues at Smarter Schools, with forthcoming work at projects focusing on innovations that inspire educators to learn new ways
of teaching that better serve children. Come back to hear more stories.               - Andrew Benson
Nearly a decade ago, I created a storytelling initiative at KnowledgeWorks Foundation to show how educators were taking on the challenge of finding new ways to teach students. What we got were compelling stories of change, from Toledo to Dayton to Cleveland Heights, considerable attention from the news media, and greater understanding from community members and other stakeholders. That helped the initiatives creating small high-performing high schools to have the time and space to succeed. 


"Storytelling is the single most powerful tool to get your message across."                                   - Andy Goodman

A story to tell
Linda Sanders was the consummate storyteller, and she showed others how to tell stories effectively. From 2006 to 2011, Linda managed
the storytelling work at  

Linda Sanders

Learning by Degree
Real-life stories from three early college high schools
Published by KnowledgeWorks: Sept. 14, 2006
Stories from a year of transformation for three Ohio early college high schools: Toledo Early College High School, Dayton Early College Academy and Lorain County Early College High School. One of two in series, Every Student Deserves a Legacy 2006.
Small Moments, Big Dreams
Real-life stories from five redesigned urban high schools

Published by KnowledgeWorks: Sept. 14, 2006 (PDF contains final content but not final design)
Stories from a year of transformation for five Ohio high schools: Toledo Libbey, Columbus Brookhaven, Cleveland Heights, Euclid and Lima. One of two in series, Every Student Deserves a Legacy 2006.
Fast Track 
Graduates of Ohio’s Early College High Schools set a pace for early success
Published by KnowledgeWorks and Ohio Education Matters: Oct. 25, 2010
Stories of 10 graduates of Ohio’s Early College High Schools as they pursue their
studies as full-time college students.
​​KnowledgeWorks superbly, winning national awards and the love of those who worked with her. Her untimely death in 2011 left us wanting for more. We dedicate this page and body of work to her memory.
                                                  - AGB                                                                                                     

STORYTELLING 

More storytelling resources can be found at The Goodman Center
For more from KnowledgeWorks, click here.

From First Day to First Graduates
Brookhaven High School, Columbus OH

Published by KnowledgeWorks: Oct. 14, 2008
Educators fight to keep their dreams alive as they introduce small schools in a hard-hit urban district. One of five in series, Every Student Deserves a Legacy 2008.
Starting from Scratch
Dayton Early College Academy, Dayton OH
Published by KnowledgeWorks: Oct. 14, 2008
Five years in the life of Ohio’s first early college high school. One of five in series,
Every Student Deserves a Legacy 2008.
New storytelling publication (2014)
Bringing Learning to Life 
Case-based learning project in Cincinnati connects kids with STEM careers
Published by Smarter Schools: Oct. 31, 2014
Ohio's Straight A Grant funds case-based learning for 18 classrooms in the Milford Exempted Village Schools and Cincinnati Public Schools.
​Every Student Deserves a Legacy 2005
A Year of Transformation in the Lives of Ohio’s Urban High School Students
Published by KnowledgeWorks: Sept. 8, 2005
Stories of small school transformation in three urban high schools in Ohio.
Available
soon
Getting to Know You
Libbey High School, Toledo OH
Published by KnowledgeWorks: Oct. 14, 2008
The role of relationships in the first four years of a transformation to small schools. One of five in series, Every Student Deserves a Legacy 2008.