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Designing the new American high school

Image created by Dall-E 2 (with input from Punya Mishra)

Future focused research question

How would we design a national research and development center and amass evidence on innovations, best practices, and policies to support schools and states that want to retool or restart their high schools?


We propose to bring together scholars, practitioners, and students from across the ASU community to formulate a research agenda and a new ASU initiative to imagine how high schools across America can be retooled, reimagined, and redesigned to create equitable opportunities for all U.S. students, especially those from historically marginalized communities, to be prepared for a boundless future in a rapidly changing economy.


Robin Lake
Director, Center on Reinventing Public Education

Chelsea Waite
Principal, Center on Reinventing Public Education

Steven Weiner
Research Analyst, Center on Reinventing Public Education, PhD student, MLFTC