Are these the schools of the future?

Nancy Otero, founding director of research and learning design at the Portfolio School, and a student at the school which favors creativity over testing.

Story highlights

  • A new wave of schools are growing, many backed by tech executives
  • Project-based learning shifts the focus from grades to creative thinking

(CNN)Whether school years were socially awkward or the happiest days of your life, this time (hopefully) brings back lifelong memories and a tinge of nostalgia for the majority of grown-ups.

It was also likely a time defined by strict timetables, rigid lessons, and unforgiving homework.
Testing, too, was probably a big part of anyone's educational experience no matter whe