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At Flex Academy, High School Mimics the Workplace

By Kyle Palmer Every weekday, Chanel Hines commutes from Walnut Creek across the Bay Bridge to an office building in downtown San Francisco. When she arrives (usually around nine), she logs into her computer, sits down at her desk, and checks her schedule for upcoming appointments. Then she might begin working on a project or … Continue reading At Flex Academy, High School Mimics the Workplace →

High Schoolers Challenged to Try Design Thinking

Design thinking is not just for professional designers. Anyone, including high school students, can find a way to apply creative problem-solving skills to important social problems. And that’s the point of School: By Design, as reported by Good’s Allison Arieff.  The youth-mentoring program, initatied by Design Ignites Change challenges high-schoolers in underserved communities to redesign … Continue reading High Schoolers Challenged to Try Design Thinking →

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