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

New documentary explores ‘the digital divide’

Filmmaker Rory Kennedy focuses on the causes and consequences of unequal digital access

OPINION: Seven traits of Massachusetts’ most effective classrooms

The bottom line on student engagement

Massachusetts districts now trade notes on best paths to personalized learning

The Massachusetts Personalized Learning Edtech (MAPLE) Consortium gives districts across the state a way to learn from each other

OPINION: Ending “one size fits all” programs for social-emotional learning

Ripple Effects intervention and other ways to level the playing field

Rural schools turn to high-tech teacher training solutions

A collective of schools in Kentucky decided to make its own training model for teachers

New advances in measuring social-emotional learning

CASEL, the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning, is leading an effort to improve measurement options for schools

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A textbook dilemma: Digital or paper?

Do we learn better from printed books than digital versions? The answer from researchers is a qualified yes

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

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