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A meeting of the Explore Knowledge Academy Board of Trustees will be held on May 14, 2015 at 5:00 pm, at 5871 Mountain Vista Street, Las Vegas, NV 89012
Teachered Powered Schools, an organization advocating teacher-run schools, recently mentioned EKA on Twitter. EKA supports and encourages teacher autonomy. From its beginnings in 2003, EKA has given significant autonomy to its advisors. Through various meetings and committees, advisors have input and decisions-making responsibilities over most of the organization and management of EKA. All of EKA’s formal administrators were first advisors at EKA for many years before stepping up to fill, often reluctantly because of their passion for teaching, the admin positions that EKA is required to maintain. While being part of the decision making team can be frustrating and trying for an EKA advisor, it also brings out the passion that EKA’s advisors have for seeing education happen the right way.
For more information on areas of autonomy held by EKA advisors, visit the Teacher Powered Schools website.
After practicing their dance moves for many weeks, the EKA student body gathered on the field to celebrate and support National School Choice Week last Tuesday. Mr. Art Vivas with GoProEntertainment.com was there with GoPro cameras and a flying drone to capture the celebration.
The students quickly lined up and spread themselves out, eagerly awaiting the start of the music. Large speakers were set up to play the music and dance leaders were chosen to dance out front of everyone. The students danced over and over to facilitate the capture of the dance on video, every dance proving more fun than the last. When it comes time for the students to return to class, a chant starts up, “One more time, one more time….” And they danced one more time.
National School Choice Week provides an unprecedented opportunity, every January, to shine a positive spotlight on the need for effective education options for all children. EKA supports school choice and believes that parents should choose the best learning environment for their children. EKA strives to provide unsurpassed personal learning in a safe and nurturing environment, and we are proud of those families who have chosen to make EKA their school of choice.
Enjoy the video!