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

Newark may signify school dysfunction, but its successful education technology plan just won a national award

After several months of rather uninspiring reports out of Newark, New Jersey, here’s something that we might be thankful about: The public school district earned a national award for…

How does your state rank? New figures on school Internet access reveal the answer

And a $20 million Zuckerberg gift may help improve it

Can real global learning happen online?

A student in Uganda communicates with her learning partners in New Orleans. Photo: Theo Niyirinda This fall, after getting to know each other in online video…

Do custom-fit lessons help students succeed?

As researchers study the trends, some reports find signs of progress

Joseph Leogrande, who is on the autism spectrum, learns to make a podcast with the education nonprofit Tech Kids Unlimited (TKU).

More people with autism are getting training for technology jobs

Some worry the push forecloses other job prospects

Hold on tight: Innovation in education requires support and connections if it is to survive

  Digital learning acolytes met this week in the land of Disney, at a hotel adorned with gigantic swans and dolphinfish, to…


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The federal government urges K-12 schools to try open educational resources

  A movement to push more schools to swap out traditional textbooks for the free variety just got a boost from the…

To the future and beyond: A new class of innovative schools joins a growing network of educators who share best practices

What will the future of education bring? It’s hard to say. That story is still being written by teachers, students, principals and parents. But we can get a glimpse by…

Online-only schools show dismal performance. What can be done?

New research finds student academic performance at online-only charter schools could spark regulation changes aimed at improvement