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

Most students go to a school that meets federal standards for internet speed

But latest report says cost is still an obstacle, especially for rural schools

Tipping point: Can Summit put personalized learning over the top?

“You get to take tests over again, and you get to see what you’ve done wrong, instead of just getting a bad grade and leaving it like that.”

A fifth grader at Maple Hill Elementary School works on a digital lesson as part of the new blended learning program in New York’s Middletown Enlarged City School District. (Photo: Meghan E. Murphy)

School of Me: Letting students study what they want, when they want is the latest education trend

How technology is reviving enthusiasm for an old idea in education

Horgan Elementary School first-grader Evelina Lucas, right, helps her Chromebook buddy, kindergartener Emily Zhang, in a graphing exercise.

Personalized learning and Common Core: Mortal enemies?

First-grader Evelina Lucas, right, helps her Chromebook buddy, kindergartener Emily Zhang, in a graphing exercise. Photo: Gretchen Ertl Can students learn about what they like, at…

Can children learn from a “mixed-reality” game?

Two Forest Grove Elementary School students show off their block structures for Nesra Yannier to photograph during an experiment. Photo: Jill Barshay PITTSBURGH — At Forest…

Why are colleges and universities handing over more than half of their tuition to online program managers?

  In three years, no one will be able to explain why it was that colleges and universities continued to hand more…

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