The Dreyfuss Initiative has enlisted the participation of The Grauer School in advancing its mission to reestablish civics education in American classrooms.
Online PR News – 18-February-2011 – – Encintias, CA----The Dreyfuss Initiative (TDI) has enlisted the participation of The Grauer School in advancing its mission to reestablish civics education in American classrooms. The Grauer School is renowned nationwide for its successful small school model based on a proprietary combination of college preparatory curriculum and Expeditionary Learning (a method that immerses students in off-campus real-life situations and cultures to bring educational lessons to life).
According to Dreyfuss, ”The Grauer School is a time-tested incubator for theory to practice in the public school setting. The school caught my attention based on their distinctive and highly effective approach to education,” (46 seniors from the past three graduating classes have been accepted to 87% of all colleges to which they applied and amassed $5.5 million in scholarship offers) “resulting in achievements unmatched by any school in the region. I discovered on a recent site visit to a Grauer classroom that students enrolled there had an excellent foundation of American history, but craved more rigorous treatment of civics in the real world. These students will help us engage other students on a nationwide level in the National Conversation. They will also develop a task force to facilitate the implementation of a TDI project called ‘Civics Express’, an experiential learning train journey that traces the historical steps of the Founding Fathers.”
Grauer School faculty recently participated in the bi-coastal National Conversation event held on January 17, 2011, hosted by TDI simultaneously at the University of San Diego in San Diego, CA and at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. Grauer School faculty provided assistance at the San Diego event, which included a panel discussion featuring Richard Dreyfuss, Roy Romer, John Fund, Diane Ravitch, Richard Shenkman, and Admiral Bruce Boland. Entitled, “It’s Time for a Talk; The National Conversation on Revitalizing America’s Civic Culture”, the discussion addressed the unprecedented anxiety felt by U.S. citizens regarding our nation’s future accompanied by the lack of comprehension surrounding the cultural meaning and heritage of America.
The Grauer School is an independent grades 6-12 college preparatory day school; its students commit several thousand hours to humanitarian and ecological service annually, locally and globally. The School, now celebrating its 20th year in San Diego’s North County, is the only UNESCO associated institution in the southern California region. To learn more about The Grauer School experience, visit www.grauerschool.com or call 760/944-6777.