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McKibben, S., & Davis, K. (2019, February). Making Magic at “High-Tech Hogwarts”. Retrieved February 1, 2019

At this school, appropriately known as “High-Tech Hogwarts,” traditions—for example, freshmen being assigned to “houses” via a sorting hat ceremony—mix with visionary new thinking. One of only 10 schools to receive a $10 million grant from XQ: The Super School Project, WLA is on a quest to reimagine the way high school is designed—and the way students learn. That mission includes the development of a rigorous, personalized learning curriculum that emphasizes computer science and offers cutting-edge courses in areas like virtual reality. The goal is to immerse the school’s mostly minority, low-income students in technology and give them rich digital learning experiences so they can compete in fields in which they have been historically underrepresented.