December 1st, 2014

WATCH: Philadelphia Schools Fighting Back - Part 1

At Science Leadership Academy (SLA) in Philadelphia, students are learning about brain development in babies and toddlers by designing age-appropriate toys. This kind of project-based learning is at the core of everything that happens at SLA, and it seems to work. Science Leadership Academy is one of the city’s top-performing high schools.

John Merrow takes us inside SLA and its offspring, SLA@Beeber. There we meet Chris Lehmann, SLA’s founding principal and the creative force behind its innovative curriculum.

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