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.”

A new way to identify innovative schools?

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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.

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Laura Ascione

Laura Ascione is the Managing Editor, Content Services at eSchool Media. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's prestigious Philip Merrill College of Journalism. When she isn't wrangling her two children, Laura enjoys running, photography, home improvement, and rooting for the Terps. Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura http://twitter.com/eSN_Laura


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