Laura Stroup

U School
Ryan Welch / KSMU

Inside a leased-out space on West McDaniel St., typical of any retail outlet or office, are 40 students in grades 6-12. There’s no reception desk, no security guard and no ringing school bell. They’re spread out, with some drawing, others reading, one is uploading a post to her personal blog, and toward the back you can hear a group cheering their victory at the board game “Cube Quest.”