The Los Angeles Open Charter school is an urban elementary school for children ages 6 to 12. The student body is racially and economically diverse, and about 23 percent of the students are eligible for free or reduced-price lunches. Children learn in multiage groupings (one of the school's tenets as a charter school) and participate in long-term, interdisciplinary projects. There are 384 students in the school, and classrooms have one computer for every two students.
For their third and fourth graders, teachers Dolores Patton and Denise Cole weave all the basic subjects (mathematics, language arts, social studies, science) into a year-long technology activity designing and modeling a city of the future project.
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