Innovative Trends in High School Over the coming year, NPR will visit high schools around the country that are trying to break a pattern of failure. Education Correspondent Larry Abramson will bring you stories from schools big and small that are trying out new ideas.
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Innovative Trends in High School

Denver School Tries Reinvention as Reform

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School Devoted to Traditional Teaching, Values

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Public Schools Expand Curriculum Online

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Alternative 'Commie' High Mellows with Time

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High School Teaches Thoreau in the Woods

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A District Where No Two Schools Are Alike

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Vail High School Teaches on the Slopes

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Experimental School Gets Rid of Classes, Teachers

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Boston High School: No College Plans, No Diploma

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