If our school systems are ever going to go beyond their current practices of giving and regurgitating information, we need to understand deeply how learning occurs. Real learning is more than memorizing facts. Think of a time you made a new connection, you discovered something new, or a project you were working on came together. Maybe you made a mistake and realized something in the process. Learning happens every day all around us. Learning includes not just what you learn, but what you are improving. Our Neighborhood rejects the idea that things that can be measured, have more value than things that cannot be measured. We work with the goal of learning, not just completing a task, mastering a subject, or memorizing information, but genuine learning.