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Isle of Wight Changing How It Teaches Students Through Hands-On, Self-Taught Experiences

Jim Thornton wants his schools to feel different.

The superintendent of Isle of Wight County Schools envisions innovative, creative thinking incubators where students can find what ways they learn best.

He wants teachers to develop projects that integrate state-required Standards of Learning, making sure students understand the knowledge they need without having the dreaded focus on whether or not a fact needs to be memorized for a test.