In EL Schools, students learn citizenship by participation

A staffer from the local alderman’s office called Ryan Maxwell, a teacher at an EL (formerly Expeditionary Learning) School, to ask: “Can you please instruct your class to stop calling us?” The school’s approach to forming citizens was working a little bit too well.

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