EDUCATION: An alternative elementary school program founded on principles of consensus and openness has reached a stalemate over a proposal to place sliding doors between the classrooms in its “pod” (above). The program must decide by May.    David Briggs

The Lagunitas School District’s Open Classroom program has reached an impasse over whether or not to install sliding doors between classrooms in its building, commonly called “the pod.” The issue has divided a community rooted in consensus decision-making—and for some, it challenges the basic principles of openness and student choice that define the program’s philosophical . . .

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