December 10, 2012
Teacher Wins 'Build Your Own College' Contest
Lauren Lancaster for The Chronicle
As director of studies at Gill St. Bernard's School, in Gladstone, N.J., Peter Schmidt stays busy. But after Hurricane Sandy, with the school closed for several days, he devised a plan for a college that would emphasize experiential learning in eight-week blocks of study, giving students time to focus on individual subjects in a liberal-arts environment.