Are Micro-Schools the Future of Education?

May 13th, 2015 by Leave a Comment

Technology is enabling a tremendous amount of innovation in the K-12 space. One interesting development has been dubbed the micro-school.

“Micro-schools are gaining traction among families who are dissatisfied with the quality of public schooling options and cannot afford or do not want to pay for a traditional private-school education. These families want an option other than home schooling that will personalize instruction for their child’s needs.” says Michael Horn, co-founder of the Clayton Christensen Institute, in a recent article “The Rise of AltSchool and Other Micro-schools.”

Wired Magazine profiled a micro-school, AltSchool, in its May 2015 edition: Inside the School Silicon Valley Thinks Will Save Education.

Acton Academy is another model. You can watch co-Founder Jeff Sandefer discuss the school at this year’s South by Southwest convention here.

 

 

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