Author: Ray Ravaglia

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What We’ve Learned So Far

While Opportunity Education has been developing Quest Forward Learning for over 4 years, it has been only slightly more than 2 years since the model was deployed on a whole-school basis in Tanzania, and just under 2 years since it was... Read More

The First-Ever Quest Forward Graduation

On the evening of June 7, 2019, Quest Forward Academy Santa Rosa Director Dr. Karen Kenkel, in accordance with the laws of the state of California, conferred the Academy's high school diploma to the eight students comprising the first... Read More

If the Shoe Fits: College Is More Than Getting In

Amidst the intensity of the application process, it is easy to lose track of the purpose of a college education. Too often college admission is seen as an end in itself. But the goal of an education is not to get into college.

New Ways to be Old School

Quest Forward Learning is a modern, skills-forward approach to education. While this may seem different than the traditional educational system, but it's really just a new way of being old school.

The Road Forward: Beyond High School

A distinguishing characteristic of Quest Forward Academy is a relentless discussion of mindset, habits, and skills. OE believes these characteristics will help students in college, work, and beyond.

Building a Course: The Skills Framework

OE refers to the Quest Forward Learning curriculum as “skills-forward." In this blog, you can learn more about what that means, how it's applied, and what we hope students gain from this curriculum approach.

The Myth of Digital Natives

Today’s students are fundamentally different as they are “digital natives", which some people believe gives them unique cognitive abilities. However, our experience with Quest Forward Learning has shown this assumption to be wrong.

Testing the Waters: How the Exploration Phase Serves Students

The Quest Forward Learning curriculum is divided into three phases: Foundation Phase, Exploration Phase, and Transition Phase. These phases reflect the learning and development that occurs during students’ secondary-school education.

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