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When the summer fog gets to you (and at some point, it gets to us all), take a hint from the airlines and jet to the islands: United, Hawaiian, and Alaska... More»


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FLEX ACADEMY WHAT IT IS: A computer-based chain of charter high schools that get kids out of the house and into an... More»


QUANTUMCAMP WHAT IT IS: A rigorous but creative math and science program in Berkeley and Mountain View offering an... More»


BRIGHTWORKS   WHAT IT IS: A seven-month-old institute of decidedly nonacademic learning, where kids spend the day... More»


HIDDEN IN AN OLD MAYONNAISE FACTORY IN THE mission, Brightworks school is a colorful affront to pedagogical convention. The cavernous, free... More»


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