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

Doctors prescribe more Big Bird, less brainless “screen time” for young kids

How quality programming helped alter researcher’s views on “screen time” for kids

States can change the way they think about education, but will they?

Organizations rally to help states, as more control over education returns to the local level

Personalized learning: How kids are getting into college by mastering their skills

A New Hampshire principal explains why competency education works

Pump up the volume! More talking in class, please!

In the push for personalized learning, can technology rescue group discussions?

A private school with more than $100 million will share its technology with three other schools

AltSchool to expand its technology system, hoping to grow the model

A possible solution to one college cost problem: free books

Rhode Island plans to encourage use of open educational resources


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