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One of the images from the Business Insider story.

Usually, I’m all about the words and I am always wary about reporting that focuses on innovation and speculation rather than what’s really going on in real life in most schools and seems scale-able to many more, but this image-heavy @meliarobin story describing a day in the life of students at @Altschools (in Business Insider) is a good way to help readers understand unfamiliar new model for individualized/blended learning, I think. 

Check it all — the iPad sign-ins, individualized playlists, mixed-age groupings, coding and all the rest — at Silicon Valley wants to reinvent school.

Related posts: AltSchool, Media Hype, & the Dilemma of Innovation Stories

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Alexander Russo is a freelance education writer who has created several long-running blogs such as the national news site This Week In Education, District 299 (about Chicago schools), and LA School Report. He can be reached on Twitter at @alexanderrusso, on Facebook, or directly at