A Different Type of School

When I think about the term schools, there is a moment when I think that the term may become a relic, stored away in history, like other words that no longer truly describe what happens in those spaces. We don't have many butcher shops anymore, and there are certainly no more five and dime stores. Schools are so much more today for kids, families, and communities. There are places of health and rest. They are places of connection and comfort. They continue to be places of learning, but in the context of all of those other things. Schools, the best schools, are community places of learning that have a symbiotic relationship with their environment that they inhabit. They are community places and spaces that allow for a new generation to have hope and help make their world a better place today.