School House Wonk

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Just Wild For Ideal Schools

Washington Post education writer Jay Mathews writes about Six Wild Ideas for Ideal Schools today. A month ago Mathews asked readers of his blog Class Struggle to send their ideas for an ideal school. If the school was already operating, it should be producing better results without placing extraordinary burdens on staff and students (and I assume parents, too). Check out the six schools he starts off with today (some proposed, some already operating). According to Mathews, the common themes among the chosen six are close teacher-student contact, teamwork, and projects. I’m really struck by the variety in their approaches (an Alice In Wonderland School? Sign me up). He’ll publish the rest of his picks at his blog on Friday.

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