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

A school where you can’t fail — it just takes you longer to learn

Mastery-based learning, spreading nationally, is catching on in New York City

Summit Public Schools personalizes instruction with technology so teachers can work with students individually and in small groups.

How it works: A new report explains the research behind a school model

Summit Public Schools releases an explanation of the research behind its vision

A high school library in a school district in Mentor, Ohio, was redesigned to fit the school’s vision for blended learning.

TEACHER VOICE: Ready for kindergarten? Here are the apps that can help make the difference

A Mississippi teacher explains how the right kind of screen time can support future reading success

Will a one-year residency better prepare aspiring educators for a new style of teaching?

Summit charter school network in California will certify its own teachers so they’re steeped in the school’s culture

What does online preschool look like in Mississippi?

UPSTART program says early success is promising for kids in the Magnolia state

Schools collect more data, but how is it used?

Almost every state collects and stores student data; few make it accessible to parents and teachers

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The district where kids beg to go to summer school

No grades and lots of laptop time in a tiny Idaho town pushing the envelope in personalized education

When a hyped school model proves difficult to replicate

Results don’t always come fast when copying a promising practice, research shows

Many schools could beam the internet into students’ homes — if the bandwidth hadn’t already been sold to businesses

Frequencies long ago set aside for education—but since gobbled up by business—could help close the “homework gap.”

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