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0000017d-2122-dd26-adfd-e56710b50000The New Classroom is a special reporting series, supported by The Walton Family Foundation, exploring the struggles, changes and innovations in education during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can find reports in this series listed below.

Ann Brown Memorial School Adopts Sudbury Method

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J. Froelich
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Kasey Estes holds her son Anzel, while his sister, Lula, student Ethan Ellzday, staff Rebecca Buchannan, student June Van Dine, and School Director Melissa Graham engineer LEGOs during a recent summer day camp.

The independent private Ann Brown Memorial School in south Fayetteville, which can accomodate up to 20 students aged five to 15, has become the first Sudbury school in Arkansas. Sudbury schools employ democratic decision-making where everyone, including the smallest children, vote on all aspects of school operations.

Jacqueline Froelich is an investigative journalist and has been a news producer for KUAF National Public Radio since 1998. She covers politics, the environment, energy, business, education, history, race and culture. Her radio segments have been nationally syndicated. She is also a station-based national correspondent for NPR in Washington DC., and recipient of eight national and state broadcast awards.
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