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

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

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.”

Online learning: Students want quality, not just convenience

Survey says most college students in online courses yearn for interaction with instructors, peers

Come for the computers, stay for the books

Libraries are re-booting to become the tech hub for schools

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

Bridging the divide between ed tech research and the classroom

A website provides a way to visualize complex research into teaching and learning

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Students sat in cubicles using computers. It wasn’t popular.

Early successes at Carpe Diem’s tech-heavy school didn’t last

A school district is building a DIY broadband network

Internet will be beamed into student homes on frequencies set aside for schools decades ago -- but mostly sold off to business since then

Light a Fuse: How one state’s teachers are sparking digital innovation

The nation’s smallest state aims to be a national incubator for technology in the classroom

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