A growing number of educators are remodeling their classes by fusing game elements to their instructional environments. Does switching grades for experience points and homework for quests amount only to cosmetic surgery? Is school merely being “reskinned” with a new paint job without fundamentally altering the age-old classroom rituals?
More than 100 of the state's charters are in danger of closing because of excessive debt and other financial troubles, according to a report by the Grand Canyon Institute. Over 50 of the state's 544 charter schools are expected to close in the near future.