This Indianapolis Principal Wants to Prepare Students for Jobs That Don’t Exist Yet
Stephanie Wang, Chalkbeat Indiana
At the start of her teaching career, Shatoya Ward often wondered what happened to the students who struggled. When she went to work at an adult high school, geared toward helping those over 18 finish their diplomas, she found her answer. They grow up, and they become adults—sometimes with the same issues.
When Ward got the chance five years ago to create the first Purdue Polytechnic High School, she wanted to do things differently. If students could be taught to think critically, find resources, and manage their time, would it change the course of their future as adults?