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Scale-Free Schools is a design proposal for a new infrastructure of education in the 21st century. What do the changing roles of educators, new ideas for learning, emerging technologies and constrained resources mean for the infrastructure of learning?



Schools That Change Communities focuses on a diverse range of K-12 public schools in five states - Massachusetts, Maryland, South Dakota, Oregon, and California - that have the potential to refocus the national debate around the direction educational reform should take.
































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IDEA, Institute for Democratic Education in America, is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to ensure that all young people can engage meaningfully with their education and gain the tools to build a just, democratic, and sustainable world.



Studio H is a public high school "design/build" curriculum that sparks rural community development through real-world, built projects.



North Star is a center for community-based education functioning like a YMCA or other member-based organization. Member teens choose from among a wide array of educational options depending on their needs and interests.



Student Voice is a movement for the students and by the students, connecting the organizers of tomorrow and giving them a voice today.

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AERO is the Alternative Education Resource Organization. "Founded in 1989 by Jerry Mintz, AERO’s goal is to advance student-driven, learner-centered approaches to education." 



This exciting educational model in Tulsa, Oklahoma, argues that school is optional and that teens want to learn when they're given the freedom to learn on their own terms. Based partially on the North Star: Self-Directed Learning for Teens model started by Ken Danforth in Massachusetts.



This new public charter school in South Carolina focuses on project-based learning, community involvement, and holistic, sustainable education.



Edudemic is an online magazine with the mission of "giving everyone access to the leading edge of thinking in the most accessible, consumable, compelling way possible." They aim to "change the way people think about learning." This is a great place to find the latest news about trends, innovations, and insights in education.