Future of Learning

The factory model of education is out. Now more schools are personalizing learning and trying to motivate students by empowering them in the classroom. Will this improve academic outcomes? Will it close achievement gaps? The Hechinger Report explores the innovations at the core of today’s cutting-edge schools. See all our Special Reports

Filmmakers filmed inside a Chicago high school for one year to produce the

When the future of learning prompts uncomfortable discussions

Education needs honest talk about racial disparities

Are educational videos leaving low-income students behind?

High-income kids seem to benefit more from educational videos more than low-income kids, study shows

At The LINC High School, students Jose Vasquez, Sevonne Brockington and Anjeline Genao review a video project in the school's digital lab.

Project-based learning and standardized tests don’t mix

Can the long-struggling Philadelphia school system change how we measure success by focusing on meaningful work instead of test scores?

OPINION: What’s the high-tech tradeoff for students and teachers?

A look at the ethics of public education in an increasingly digital world

How young is too young to start introducing students to future careers?

One California district’s “World of Work” program starts in kindergarten

OPINION: Why won’t schools partner with businesses?

How we hold teachers accountable to obsolete metrics

Student Jeremy Pichardo works with freshman Angela Cutone in the Culinary Arts department.

A vocational school curriculum that includes genocide studies and British literature

In New England, a high school finds success combining college-ready classes with career training

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OPINION: This is the teaching that prepares kids for real life — and it’s no longer optional

Report calls for widespread implementation of strategies for social and emotional learning

Choosing personalized learning as a strategy for educational equity

Not just classes but even the design of the school day can be personalized, in a bid to help all students succeed

Schools prove soft targets for hackers

Cybersecurity is a growing concern as schools collect an increasing amount of data on students.

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