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How public school educators built a radically innovative school

What would a school look like if it was designed, from the ground up, by the students in its classrooms? That was the question a ...
Micro Schools Offer Kids a Customized Hands On Education

Micro-Schools Offer Kids a Customized, Hands-On Education

There’s a world of difference between telling kids what they are supposed to know and teaching them how to learn. As parents look for more ...
Modern teachers shouldn't waste time lecturing students

Modern teachers shouldn’t waste time lecturing students

Ask students what year Columbus sailed the ocean blue and they’ll likely respond with “1492!” Schools have been drilling such facts into children’s brains since ...
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A Better Way to Teach the Gifted—and Everyone Else

For many gifted students, the school day is a snooze-fest. Seven in 10 public school teachers agree that “too often, the brightest students are bored ...
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This Is What It Really Looks Like to Transform a School

After nearly two decades in education, I’m still not certain what the term “reform” actually means. The concept itself is elusive, concurrently everywhere and nowhere. ...
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America’s schools need to think small

About 27 kids sit in the average public school classroom, according to government data. For a new crop of education entrepreneurs, that number is just ...
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The Micro Wave: Seattle’s Lakeside School Embraces a New Education Model

Many families in the independent school world are struggling with ever-rising tuition prices and stagnant incomes at the same time independent schools are struggling to ...
The Job of Innovation

The Job of Innovation

Innovation is all the rage. Corporations boast chief innovation officers, innovation training, and fancy slogans that appear in TV ads. In the field of education, ...

What’s The Next Big Idea? Microschool Networks

Have a good learning idea? Try it with six kids tomorrow, plan an after-school event for next week or advertise a week long summer school ...
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How School Networks Work And Why That’s Important

School networks are one of the most important innovations in the modern era of U.S. K-12 education. They have boosted achievement and graduation rates and expanded ...
Let The Student Become The Master

Let The Student Become The Master

Imagine if aspiring surgeons could coast through medical school by simply showing up to class and watching the clock tick away. Or if mechanics could ...

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