October 19, 2007 For decades, educators have been trying to remake high schools into smaller, more manageable institutions. Now, a new effort to reinvent the American high school is sweeping the country.
October 19, 2007 Minnesota New Country School is not your typical high school. There are no classes, no teachers and no walls. Students work on projects at their own computers. The experiment seems to be working: The school sends 90 percent of its graduates to college.
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