The Classroom Extends into the Community

. . . where students apply their academic learning to projects based on real-world issues.

14816402369_f8d8eb3602_kAtlanta is one of the most vibrant, diverse, inspiring communities in the U.S. At The New School, we’re committed to moving beyond the four walls of the school, and using the city, with its incredible resources, as our classroom.

15003098525_c4bedcd9c8_kLike our Atlanta BeltLine Project, which saw students researching transit-oriented development and local politics in their government class, learning and practicing interviewing techniques with a New York Times reporter as part of our Speaker Series, and then spending a morning at a ribbon-cutting ceremony with business and political leaders.

photoThey interviewed community members and corporate executives, and then one student’s question to Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed led to an impromptu press conference. The students were poised polished, asked tough questions, and saw their classroom learning come alive.