A Portland school is changing lives for kids ages 5-18 and The Oregonian has picked up the story.
I love this bit from one of the three founders at the school.
At the Village Free School, there are three foundational rules: take care of yourself and others, take care of our space and things and respect the freedom of others. Otherwise, students have active authority in what they learn and how they chose to spend their school day.
While not a Sudbury School, there a a number of similarities like student-led classes and age mixing, albeit within age groups.
Here are a few other items I have uncovered from around the web.
As Children’s Freedom Has Declined, So Has Their Creativity from Peter Gray
Is school a veiled prison for kids? This article says, “Yes.”
One Sudbury School examines the best way to handle when kids break the rules.