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Breaking up large schools into smaller schools is one solution for the American education crisis, but Bill and Melinda say some schools are simply obsolete. An experimental high school in San Diego is reinventing the way students learn and preparing children for the technological age.

High Tech High is unlike any high school Oprah says she's ever seen. As she walks through the halls with Bill and Melinda, she doesn't see a single book. At this school, laptops and hands-on projects have replaced textbooks and traditional lectures.

Nearly 100 percent of High Tech High's graduates go on to college. "Everyone should want their kids to go to a high school like this," says Bill, who has spent millions to create more schools like High Tech High across the country.
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FROM: Oprah's Special Report: American Schools in Crisis
Published on April 12, 2006

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