Beyond the classroom | Joanne

New high schools are “demolishing the classroom,”, writes Leslie Nguyen-Okwu on OZY.

With a $10 million grant from the XQ: Super Schools Project, New Harmony High in Louisiana will put students on barges to study rising sea levels and coastal preservation.

. . . students will learn in a living, breathing lab on the water and get hands-on experience in studying biology, river ecology and environmental justice, in addition to the usual reading, ’riting and ’rithmetic.

“[The students] are out in the world, not in an ivory tower, not clustered behind the fence,” says Elliot Washor, one of…

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