Progressive education is focused on creating real-life or “authentic” learning experiences for students—the kind of experiences that enable them to produce work that is meaningful to them and that has value beyond school.
The Laboratory Schools were founded by American educator John Dewey in 1896 in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago. The school began as a progressive institution that goes from nursery school through 12th grade. Known existing laboratory schools today - incomplete!
List of University of Chicago Laboratory Schools: Notable attendees have been Arne Duncan, Valarie Jarrett, Malia and Sasha Obama, and faculty Starkey Duncan, former Professor in Psychology at the University of Chicago and researcher in the study of nonverbal and verbal interactions; father of Arne Duncan