In Los Angeles, a Tiny School Lets Young People Direct Their Own Education

Source: Foundation for Economic Education
by Kerry McDonald

“From the outside, the headquarters of Alcove Learning looks like any small home in the largely Latino Boyle Heights section of Los Angeles. Flanked by similar houses and located among varied storefronts and restaurants, this self-directed learning center for teens and tweens offers young people the freedom to direct their own education. It is part of an expanding ecosystem of alternative educational models throughout the U.S. focused on individualized learning.” (11/13/23)