Rolling on the River: Louisiana team wins competition to build floating school, partners with Cowen Institute

7 months ago

When the school year begins in the fall of 2018, students will be filing into traditional classrooms across the country. New Harmony High School students, however, will be attending their classes on a barge on the Mississippi River. New Harmony will be a mobile school on a Mississippi River barge, providing a hands-on curriculum broken down into three components: coastal restoration, individualized learning plans and completion of Louisiana graduation requirements. A Louisiana team, including Tulane’s Cowen Institute Executive Director Amanda Hill and Tulane alumni Michael Stimpfel and Bobbie Hill, designed the school. Their design was selected from more than 700 applicants to win $10 million in XQ: The Super School Project.

 

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