Blended Learning

More classrooms have high-tech devices. More schools have speedy Internet connections. And more teachers are mixing technology into their lessons. Can blended learning improve academic outcomes? Will it help disadvantaged students? The Hechinger Report explores the way new technology is changing what we teach and learn. See all our Special Reports

High school teacher Lauren Midgette decorated her name tag with a ribbon that carried a message: My brain hurts.

The (possible) myth of young teachers being tech-savvy

A new survey finds that younger teachers are less likely than older ones to express confidence with digital tools in the classroom

Students at Rocketship schools spend time everyday in computer labs. Some students spend time in front of laptops, while others get tutored.

Rocketship Education, California’s tech-heavy charter network, is growing, some say too fast

Supporters insist the schools are just what poor kids in Nashville, Milwaukee and D.C. need

In a laboratory classroom in the public school district in Mentor, Ohio, teachers can test-drive high-tech lessons with the help of a coach.

The future of education may be glimpsed through the windows of this “laboratory” classroom in Ohio

As more schools turn to high-tech learning, a district in Mentor, Ohio, models classroom designs for the future

The crowd Monday morning at the ISTE 2015 conference in Philadelphia.

Blended learning emerges as a leading trend in education technology, report says

An annual report explores the leading trends driving the adoption of education technology in schools worldwide

A panel discussion during “The State of Entrepreneurship in K-12 Education,” a conference hosted Wednesday at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C.

Barbarians, carrots and sticks? Oh my! Some words used to describe trends in educational entrepreneurship

Nine leaders shared their insights in reports released Wednesday

Lack of diversity among tech leadership could stall advances for children of color

John Branam John Branam, a partner at the California-based The Learning Accelerator, probably won’t be the most popular guy in Silicon Valley in Silicon Valley in…

Wanted: More solutions for solving the homework gap

When children can’t get online at home it’s harder for them to take advantage of digital learning resources


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Poor students often lack a home Internet connection. Is this FCC program a solution?

Changes approved to a federal program could bridge the “homework gap,” as the missing online connection is dubbed

The mission: create a plan for education before buying education technology

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