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Big Picture Night: Long-View's Version of Open House

Big Picture Night: Long-View's Version of Open House

In Harvard Ed's magazine last month, Karen Mapp, a senior lecturer of education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, compared traditional back-to-school events to cattle drives. Parents “start in the cafeteria to hear rules for 20 minutes about bussing and about the cafeteria before being herded to classrooms to hear more rules by teachers.” Open houses, Mapp shares, should be more linked to learning. 

It's almost as if Dr. Mapp sat in on Long-View's Big Picture Night the evening of September 15th....