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Lisa Schencker has covered K-12 education for The Salt Lake Tribune since 2007. Before that, she covered education in California and communities in Northeastern Pennsylvania. As an education reporter, she visits classrooms and talks with teachers, parents, kids and policymakers.

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Is this the classroom of the future?

Slate.com recently held a contest to solicit designs to reinvent the classroom. And they've now picked a winner with a design that is partly indoor, partly outdoor and has adjustable furniture, an art area, video screens, communal areas for classes to share, mirrors that allow for eye contact when a student and teacher sit at a computer together.

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To see the winning design go here.

Reformers have long complained that classrooms today still look too much like they did 100 years ago despite changes in the world.



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