Creative Outlets Help Shape Active Minds

Lopez Middle School, San Antonio, Texas

Lopez Middle School joins top schools across the state and the nation as it receives the designation of a Texas School to Watch from whole child partner National Forum to Accelerate Middle Grades Reform. The San Antonio, Texas, school is notable for its extensive, creative outlets for students, including a student choir and other fine arts groups. Principal Barry Lanford cites student engagement—a standard at Lopez—as key to the school’s success and ongoing achievements.

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Fast, Free, Online: The ASCD School Improvement Tool

Designed for use in schools and districts, the free ASCD School Improvement Tool offers educators a comprehensive and completely online needs assessment.