In an earlier post, I mentioned Larry Rosenstock and High Tech High. Here's another education model that has been making a real, significant change using a collaborative model: The Manchester Craftsman Guild. Bill Strickland, the founder, successfully ties the arts with community mentorship to create a real opportunity for his students. His school operates on a $1,500 per student budget and 85% of the graduating seniors attend college. Oh, and the record label Bill created as part of the Manchester Craftsman's Guild has won four Grammy Awards.
Thinking outside the box. It worked pretty well for Bill.