Smart people who run startup communities talk a lot about "density.k" Talented people located in the same space will multiply creativity and outcomes. This is why co-working spaces are so valuable to startup cultures in cities. Not only can people collaborate, but they can share access to resources (offices, internet, refridgerators, accountants, legal advice, mentors, etc.).
Schools are dense, and they're good at sharing resources. But most are terrible incubators for innovation. That's why we've been push our iteration of Monika's "City as School" model. We can bring together innovative, curious, and design-minded teachers and students. We can place them in a room or in collaborative spaces online. We can make sure they have creation and making tools. Then we can watch the magic happen.