Thursday, November 10, 2011

iZone

A promising approach to public schools being tried in NYC - New York schools enter the iZone -

"The iZone project - or Innovation Zone - is challenging state schools in New York City to rip up the rule book.
They're being told to find new ways to provide a more individualised education, to change the shape of the school day, explore what technology can offer and even ask whether pupils need to be in school at all.
"The challenge we face is nothing less than transforming our schools from assembly-line factories into centres of innovation," said the city's mayor, Michael Bloomberg, who warns that the US school system is falling behind international rivals"

Some education reading recommended by Uncollege - iZone's are saying that they understand the lessons of Holt, Gatto, etc.  I hope they are.



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