Democratic Architecture: The Community Centre Model

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Anneberg Institute at Brown University, Voices in Urban Education, Spring 2008 This paper by Annalise Gehling and Prakash Nair discusses the democratic aspects of an autonomous small learning community with minimal or no classrooms. Download the article here.

Building futures

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“Most of our school buildings resemble an Industrial Age factory production line,” says Prakash Nair, a United States-based Malayali architect and an internationally renowned school design consultant. “This traditional design, what we still see in most schools around the world, is actually called the Ford Model since it was modelled after Henry Ford’s factory’s production… Read more »

School Open to Change: Design changes and new teaching methods bring enlightenment to Hillel School

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Carrollwood News & Tribune, 27 August 2008 “When students returned to the school last week, they discovered light-filled classrooms, places to play and cozy study nooks. Teachers are planning time for outdoor learning, and parents may find themselves staying at Hillel to chat rather than simply dropping off their children and driving away.” Download the… Read more »

Friends share mission of advocating for quality education

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FNI Associate Tiffany Green speaks about her twin roles with FNI and the Black Alliance for Educational Options (BAEO) in Minneapolis Friends share mission of advocating for quality education   by Jennifer Holder   Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder   Originally posted 12/26/2007   Chanda Smith and Tiffany Green are co-founders of the Minnesota chapter of Black Alliance… Read more »

Randall Fielding is CEFPI 2007 Planner of the Year

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“Planner of the Year is the highest and most distinguished individual honor conferred by the international organization. It is presented annually to the individual whose professional facility planning activities have produced a significantly positive regional, national or international impact on educational facility planning.” Congratulations, read here.

$122 million would revamp Middletown schools

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$122 million would revamp town schools Meaghan Wims; Journal Staff Writer 21 November 2007 © 2007 Providence Journal/Evening Bulletin. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All Rights Reserved.   A consultant’s plan calls for that much to be spent over 15 years to reinvent the school system and bring it into the 21st century to… Read more »