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LEAD Opening Receives Media Coverage
This is the image for the news article titled LEAD Opening Receives Media CoverageThe opening of the LEAD Innovation Studio received media coverage from the Kansas City Star.

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New project-based high school opens in the Park Hill district
by Mará Rose Williams

Like most any teen, Angelo Peto, a student in the Park Hill district, is pretty excited about entering high school as classes start back this week.

The big difference is that the 14-year-old Angelo, along with 149 other Park Hill ninth graders, walked into a high school like no other in Kansas City.

In leased office space, Park Hill is opening the area’s first completely project-based learning high school, abandoning the traditional classroom setting where a teacher and a white board are in front of lecture-ready students seated in rows of desks.

A similar 21st Century open classroom and project-based education concept is being incorporated into the new Olathe West High School that opens Wednesday.

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