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Winchester Thurston creating a national model for urban learning

October 7, 2010

A unique educational initiative that turns urban communities into creative classroom laboratories, grades K-12, is being pioneered byWinchester Thurston School in Shadyside.

City as Our Campus, a community-based learning initiative, advances student learning while encouraging creative, entrepreneurial thinking and engaged citizenry beyond high school. The program, developed by Winchester Thurston, partners with many of the region’s world-class cultural, academic, research and civic organizations and hopes to be a future model for primary and secondary schools nationwide, says Teresa DeFlitch, director of the WT initiative. More…


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