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The average school in the United States is between 30 and 50 years old, according to Prakash Nair, whose Minneapolis-based architectural firm, Fielding Nair International, specializes in designing innovative schools. Those decades-old buildings were created when learning meant listening to a teacher lecture until the bell rang.

Not so today.

A 21st-century education, school leaders say, should be “student-centered,” meaning teachers bring questions and problems to class, and students are given autonomy to find answers and solutions.

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