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Las Cruces Public Schools has been named among 50 semifinalists for XQ: The Super School Project, a $10 million grant backed by Laurene Powell Jobs, the widow of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. If LCPS is among the five projects selected, the district will receive $2 million per year for the next five years to build and operate an innovative new high school, dubbed Humanity High School.

Needless to say, this is very interesting to those wishing to innovate in education, such as PSA. Should it occur in our backyard, it would be a wonderful sandbox to explore and try things out, and “learn” about learning in the mobile age.

“There certainly won’t be classrooms,” Hand said of the proposed school. “There will be big, open spaces where students can connect with the resources they need for their highly-individualized path. That’s the beauty of this project — the freedom to try something completely out-of-the-box, something new and different, something students have been asking for.”


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