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December 3, 2013 at 6:00 AM

What if kids designed their own classes?

Screen grab of a scene from a short film that profiled the Independent Project program in Great Barrington, Mass.

Screen grab of a scene from a short film that profiled the Independent Project program in Great Barrington, Mass.

Located next to a garbage dump in Mexico, a school with spotty internet access and intermittent electricity somehow produced the highest-scoring math student in the country two years ago. She was 12.

Meanwhile, a world away in Great Barrington, Mass., a dyslexic high school junior taught himself to play piano in just a few months.

Utterly different in their student populations, these two schools nevertheless share a belief in student-led education, a philosophy that’s gaining traction worldwide and, for some kids, making a huge difference.

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