Ed Week has a description here of what everyone seems to consider the ideal school of the future. It showcases a couple of schools in Texas which were constructed to facilitate technology and group learning.
Yes, yes. All interesting and good. But where are the private areas and comfortable chairs for quiet reading? Where is the library?
The development of students as avid readers should be the first priority of any school. Advanced reading skills support all other learning, and children only become advance readers when they fall in love with reading, and read book after book after book. There isn’t any shortcut.