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The Jefferson School inspires a love for learning through an innovative academic environment focused on exploration, discovery and active participation for students in preschool through grade 8.


The vision of The Jefferson School is to develop influential life-long learners by promoting independent thinking, collaboration and creative problem solving with a respect for people and our environment.

Does brain research support the belief that if you want to produce a student outcome such as creativity you first must build a classroom culture in which creativity can grow and then you must adopt a pedagogy (like PBL) that allows it to bloom? David Ross explains.

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With the second-highest number of annual pollution-related fatalities in the world, China is looking to forest cities to reduce pollution and CO2 in its largest cities. The Liuzhou Forest City will have a large collection of vertical forest buildings that should absorb 10,000 tons of CO2 and 57 tons of other pollutants while creating 900 tons of oxygen annually. Residents and businesses will be moving into the development's 70 foliage-covered buildings in about two years.

Democracy is facing a performance crisis. Cameron Paterson breaks down how education can make a difference and what we can do moving forward.

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