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Furr High School is Trying to Rethink High School, Including How Teachers are Hired

(Above: Furr High School is experimenting with a new model for education, including how they hire teachers. Here, administrators watched applicants on a live video feed as they tried to solve clues and “escape the room” during the interview process. Photo: Laura Isensee | Houston Public Media) News 88.7 education reporter Laura Isensee has been following […]

Furr High School is experimenting with a new model for high school, including how they hire teachers. Here, administrators watched applicants on a live video feed as they tried to solve clues and “escape the room” during the interview process. (Photo: Laura Isensee, Houston Public Media)(Above: Furr High School is experimenting with a new model for education, including how they hire teachers. Here, administrators watched applicants on a live video feed as they tried to solve clues and “escape the room” during the interview process. Photo: Laura Isensee | Houston Public Media)
News 88.7 education reporter Laura Isensee has been following how one Houston school is trying to transform education. Furr High School is trying to create a new model for high school, with the help of $10 million from the XQ Institute. There is a lot of focus on how to make learning more personalized and hands-on for students.

But Furr is also rethinking the role of teachers, including how they’re hired. So, they didn’t want just a traditional sit-down interview to evaluate teachers for a non-traditional school.

Laura got to see how they do the interview process — and it may be unlike any job interview you’ve ever had. Cue ‘Escape the Interview.’

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