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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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Education Entrepreneurship Is Flourishing Across The US

Education Entrepreneurship Is Flourishing Across The U.S.

A former New York City public school teacher launched a microschool in Brooklyn. A retired U.S. Marine Corps officer created one in Richmond, Virginia. A mother in Detroit, Michigan began supporting a handful of homeschooling families in 2020 and now runs a thriving homeschool resource center serving more than 200 Detroit homeschooled children. A former

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Teachers Want to Innovate. Schools that Don’t Let Them Are Losing Out

At the end of April, I attended a conference in Atlanta featuring a small but heterogenous group of self-described education entrepreneurs. It was the second year of the National Hybrid Schools Conference, which launched in 2022 to connect people involved in less conventional styles of schooling that have exploded in interest since the pandemic. I

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Teachers Reflect on Leaving Classrooms to Launch Microschools Amid COVID

The pandemic has been devastating for school communities and as the quarantines and disruptions have dragged on, it’s led scores of educators at traditional schools to leave their jobs. Some teachers have stepped away from the profession entirely but many others have instead moved to alternative education models, embracing the role of innovators in this

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Study: Analyzing historical data can promote problem solving in social studies

A study published in the journal Theory & Research in Social Education, led by North Carolina State University researcher Meghan McGlinn Manfra, suggests students can develop problem-solving skills by analyzing historical data — enhancing not only their computational thinking, but also understanding of social studies concepts.

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