Dennis Littky and Elliot Washor - The Big Picture model founders


The Big Picture model was founded by educators Dennis Littky and Elliot Washor in 1995 and aims to catalyse vital changes in urban education by generating and sustaining innovative and personalized schooling. Dennis and Elliot began collaborating with national policymakers to design a student-centered high school and created the Big Picture Company (BPC) as launching pad for what has now become a national education reform movement. The Big Picture School, the Met Center, was launched in 1996 with 50 students in downtown Providence, Rhode Island. Over a decade later, the Met is now made up of a group of eight small schools across the USA, The Netherlands, Australia, Italy, and now Kenya has joined them!