by Tony Wan
"The Incubator School, set to open its doors in Los Angeles on August 13, promises to look more kindly on such enterprising antics. Backed by a Next Generation Learning Challenges grant, the school will kick off with a class of about 50 sixth and seventh graders and three teachers. The plan is to add one additional grade level every year until it serves students in grades 6 to 12.
"Others in the community, however, have been as enthusiastic about the program as the lunch lady was about my grade-school activities. As the Los Angeles Times reported, wide-ranging concerns from the politically ideological to the practical threatened the school’s opening. The LA School Board ultimately approved the school, which has found a temporary home at Playa Vista Elementary School."