The Learning Commons is built for "reaching every student"
Anita Brooks Kirkland and Carol Koechlin write about the importance of SLLCs in fostering inquiry and collaborative learning (p.5-7):
"As our world continues to spin out new ways of working, playing and learning together one thing you can count on is the Learning Commons. Why? The very nature of the Learning Commons approach is responsiveness to changing needs. .... The 'learning' is fostered by instructional design of collaborative problem solving, projects, experimentation and inquiry leading to new ways of thinking and knowing, creativity and innovation." (... follow the link to read the complete article.)
The article is followed by an excellent bibliography.