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Black Families Turn to Microschools and Homeschool for ‘Safety’ in Education

Other advocates of education alternatives believe that microschools are a chance to assist public schools, either by trying out new methods for learning — which could then be reimported back into public schools if they work — or, in some cases, by providing community assistance. For Wood, of the Black Mothers Forum, microschools could represent a way […]

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Big Picture model part of alternative education push to improve Australia's school system

Big Picture model part of alternative education push to improve Australia’s school system

In short: An alternative education model called Big Picture, which runs in many high schools across Australia, boasts a student-led curriculum and no exams. The stereotype that alternative education is only for “disruptive” students is not the case, educators in the system say. What’s next? A diverse range of learning styles and a reduced focus on

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What are microschools? The small classrooms growing large in the school choice movement

An educational environment that is tricky to define and difficult to track, microschools have popped up as a growing alternative to traditional schools across the country. The small classroom settings have become increasingly popular since the pandemic, especially among parents with neurodivergent students.

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The rise of ‘micro-schools’: Parents opt for alternative child learning amid public education concerns

Micro-schools offer students a small community as well as flexible schedules and assignments “A lot of micro-schools these days focus on project-based and experiential learning, too,” Barham said. “The kids I’ve met are really engaged because they’re not just sitting at desks — they’re out in the community, collaborating on hands-on projects and drawing real-world

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Student-designed 7th grade climate curriculum aims to bring joy, rigor

The developers of a new climate-centered, open source curriculum focused on land subsidence in California’s Central Valley promise the lessons for 7th graders will be joyful, engaging and rigorous. That’s because the developers, ages 12-23, are students themselves and have keen insight into what middle schoolers want to learn and how they connect with information.

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The Teen Brain – 10 minute short film

Teens say, ”Understand us!” The Teen Brain is a new 10-minute short film that explores what’s happening in the teenage brain, illuminating that teenagers are emotionally brilliant super-learners with brains that are undergoing rapid and significant remodeling and development. It is based on the latest research on adolescence, and showcasing both teens and doctors and

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AI tutors are quietly changing how kids in the US study, and the leading apps are from China

The two most popular AI helpers in the U.S., as of May, are both Chinese-owned. One-year-old Question AI is the brainchild of the founders of Zuoyebang, a popular Chinese homework app that has raised around $3 billion in equity over the past decade. Gauth, on the other hand, was launched by TikTok parent ByteDance in 2019. Since its inception,

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Five Reasons to Bring Our National Parks into the Classroom

When we consider taking a vacation, we often make plans to visit our national parks. Whether it is the nostalgia from family road trips growing up, or just a desire to escape our daily routine and reconnect with the outdoors, over 300 million Americans travel to the 429 units managed by the National Park Service across the United States

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