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Students Offer “Artistic Responses” to New Learning Experiences

Entwined in the DNA of Portland’s Northwest Academy is a regard for students developing proficiency—demonstrating their learning—rather than merely “passing the test.” And that led to this: Grace, a senior, has recreated her bedroom in the back corner of her Senior Thesis class. Collages, posters, and album covers plaster the walls. She’s one of four […]
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