Ag-based curriculum invigorates school

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Kansas school once on the brink of closure revitalized by ag program

The Walton school is located in a farming community of 235 people. (

by Heather Hollingsworth, Associated Press  |   February 16, 2014

WALTON, Kan. — A Kansas school that once was on the brink of closure has found new life as an agriculture-themed charter school.

Students at the Walton 21st Century Rural Life Center now learn through projects that range from selling eggs to showing pigs at the county fair.

The farm curriculum has been replicated elsewhere, including urban environments in Chicago and Philadelphia. READ MORE

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