Innovative schools are out there--some are just flying under the radar.

Is this a new way to discover innovative schools?

A new effort hopes to broaden the definition of innovative schools and cast a wider net to gather examples of student-centered learning experiences

It’s often difficult to spread the word about how schools are truly innovating and reimagining what the learning experience should look like for students, because the same innovative schools are looked to for inspiration time and time again.

The Clayton Christensen Institute has launched a new project to vastly expand knowledge and insight about what innovative schools truly are.

The Canopy, as outlined in a new report, is “an effort to build better collective knowledge about the diverse range of schools offering learning experiences designed with students at the center.”

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“We’ve named the project the Canopy, as a way to envision both the individual schools—the trees—and the diversity of schools that are innovating—the forest,” writes author Chelsea Waite.

Laura Ascione

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