Tuesday, November 9, 2010
A rural Kansas charter school that emphasizes hands-on learning will be featured as a model for educational practices.
A film crew from the U.S. Department of Education is visiting the Walton 21st Century Rural Life Center in Harvey County on Tuesday and Wednesday to videotape the students.
The crew will also interview farm families, teachers, students and community members. The Hutchinson News reports that the video eventually will be shown on the education department's website.
The school, which opened in August 2006, requires students to do daily farm chores, such as collecting eggs, working with compost and feeding goats. Principal Natise Vogt says the idea is to allow students to stay connected to agriculture during daily lessons.