Solanlly Canas had to tackle some tough math problems at home—and she had herself to thank, the New Haven Independent reports. Canas, a senior at High School in the Community (HSC), assigned herself the homework, factoring polynomials, last week. She brought her work into Riley Gibbs’ Room 208 at the Water Street magnet school, where a new experiment is taking place to reimagine high school education. It was a new breed of math class—one where kids assign themselves their own homework, learn at their own pace, and take tests only when they’re ready. Gibbs is one of the first teachers...

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