Blog: The Educated Reporter

Have a cocktail on Slate, in the name of classroom design.

I will be on MSNBC today between 3 and 4 p.m. eastern—not sure exactly what time—to talk about the Slate project I am leading to design a better classroom for the 21st century. There’s going to be a cool event to close out the project at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., on Monday, November 8, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Attendees will include educators, students, smart Slate readers, architects … though, sadly, not me, because I’ll just have left for Seattle. Go and have a cocktail for me.And if you have not entered your own design idea in the contest yet, please do! It might actually get built! You don’t have to draw anything, though we would love it if you did.

And keep your eye out for my next installment: Why don’t we care that school desks and chairs are so uncomfortable and ill-fitting?