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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.

A primary school playground in the Netherlands has been ordered to close due to children playing too loudly. The De Buut primary school has been given until the end of the month to ban students from the field or face a fine after local residents complained that the children were exceeding noise limits set for residential areas. The decision has faced a backlash, with more than 4,000 people signing a petition calling on the council to overturn the decision to close the 40-year-old playground.

Current research demonstrates that all learners develop college and career skills in a wave pattern that ebbs and flows, but constantly pushes forward to higher levels of expertise. David Ross explores this and other skill development models.

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Rachelle Dene Poth explores five learning platforms which can be used to facilitate learning and enhance experiences for educators, students, and their families.

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