The Big Picture Learning Network started with the Metropolitan Regional Career and Technical Center in Providence, Rhode Island, and has expanded to almost 100 schools around the world, with 55 in the U.S. alone. The majority of the U.S.-based schools are traditional in-district public schools, although about 25 percent are public charter schools. Many are located in tough urban environments and serve challenging populations. All the Big Picture Learning schools use the learner and his or her interests and passions as the organizing principle of school. “The focus is on each and every student, not on courses and classes,” said Elliot Washor, co-founder of Big Picture Learning.
Source Organization: KQED News