Where Kids Learn More Outside Their Classrooms Than in Them

In this article for The Atlantic Emily Richmond describes extended learning programs in New Hampshire, where non-traditional forms of learning are on the rise.

Amid the growing push to reinvent the nation’s public high schools, initiatives that connect students more directly to their individual interests—and tap into their innate motivations—are gaining popularity. New Hampshire is one of a handful of states at the forefront of efforts to promote flexibility in how students learn and how that knowledge is measured. While initiatives like these are relatively small in scale, educators and policymakers say they provide important testing grounds for innovations in school improvement.


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