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A Smarter Way to Learn: Personalizing Education for Teens

The following is a blog post by Catherine Gobron, Co-founder of Lighthouse Teens. The educational tide is turning.  Everywhere you hear backlash against testing and standardization, meanwhile the challenges in schools are increasingly glaring.  In...
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What is Independent Learning All About?

Doesn’t it feel good when you master a new skill? Isn’t it especially nice when you plotted the course and planned exactlly how you would go about learning it? This is the sensation independent learners experience on a regular basis. They...
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Alexander Schnapp: An UnCollege Fellow with a Knack for Hack (and Phone Food)

Alexander Schnapp is an unorthodox, entrepreneurial-spirited beast…or at least that’s how others perceive him as he weaves his way through the busy San Francisco streets, riding his motorcycle. Schnapp grew up in Taiwan and spent his teens in...
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Why Not Going to College is Okay – So Don’t Beat Yourself Up About It

Two weeks before I was supposed to move into my freshman dorm, I decided not to attend college. Making this decision brought up a lot of thoughts, doubts, and fear. “What will people say?” “What if it doesn’t work out?” “Not...
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College or the Road Less-Traveled? Deciding What’s Best For You

At UnCollege, our goal is this: to get people to take control of their education in whatever way works best for them. For many people in our community, this means forgoing the traditional route and completely designing their own education, perhaps while...
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