By Sarah Horner, St.Paul Pioneer Press
“A handful of classrooms in Anoka-Hennepin high schools might appear equipped for surveillance rather than teaching to students returning from summer vacation next week.
Six giant flat-screens span the space where a podium might otherwise be, and long, semi-circular tables outfitted with built-in microphones stand in place of traditional desks. The rest of the space is empty, devoid of even a single poster on the walls.
They are Anoka-Hennepin’s new “telepresence” classrooms, spaces designed to overcome the limits posed by location and resources within districts.”