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Future Rooms: Deerfield School District Featured in Tech & Learning Magazine

Written by Bill Laurienti

Last fall, the Chicago Tribune reported on the Deerfield Public School District’s SmartLabs.

Now, Tech & Learning magazine has recognized Deerfield as a sterling example of how districts are “redesigning rooms to invigorate their STEM/STEAM programs.”

Read more in this article Future Rooms: The Intelligent Use of Space.


Bill Laurienti

Bill Laurienti is a Content Marketing Specialist at Creative Learning Systems. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education (English) from Colorado Mesa University and a Master of Arts in Secondary Teaching from the University of California's Rossier School of Education. Bill came to CLS after 10 years in the secondary classroom. He believes SmartLabs are important tools for engaging unengaged students and helping them access careers they might not otherwise have imagined.

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