Jeff Selingo and Michael Horn speak with Mallory Dwinal-Palisch, Chancellor of Reach University, about Reach’s unique teacher apprenticeship strategy. Reach works with school districts to identify school staff who could be great teachers but lack the formal education. These individuals receive low-cost higher education while continuing to work with students and receiving college credit for their work. Jeff and Michael note that Reach-style innovation could bridge gaps between higher education and other job markets.
“The transformation in terms of my ability to engage with my students, the mastery they demonstrated on not only Spanish but on other subjects outside of it that we were weaving in was remarkable,” says Dwinal-Palisch.