Personalized Learning

How to sort the good from the bad in OER

Online resources are overflowing, but reliable means to evaluate them and help teachers use them are rare

Fifth-grader Camar Graves adjusts his Lego robot in a robotics class at Elm City College Prep, in New Haven, Connecticut.

Can kids get passionate about learning — and develop the persistence to follow where it leads? One school has a plan

A charter network tests a model of schooling that lets youngsters reinvent themselves through exploration

Student Jaylen Dennis sets up an experiment to test one of Newton’s Laws.

Can online learning level the AP playing field for rural kids?

Some schools are wading deeper into more immersive online education, but experts urge caution

Schools collect reams of data that could help teachers make decisions in the classroom, but getting all that data into one system, formatted the same way, is a pressing challenge for districts.

School data is messy, but it doesn’t have to be

A drive to make data ‘interoperable’ could unlock the promise of classroom innovation in the digital age

A new research project aims to figure out why particular ed tech initiatives succeed or fail. Students in a Chicago charter school work on tablets during class.

Don’t ask which ed tech products work, ask why they work

A new research venture aims to help schools find the best educational technologies for their circumstances


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Kelly Pollack works with a student in CICS West Belden, a Chicago charter school that uses multiage classrooms as part of its personalized learning model.

Rethinking grade levels and school design for personalized learning

A Chicago school’s openness to multiage classrooms gives both students and teachers extra choice and support

Following the lessons of learning science in schools isn’t convenient

Making schools more personalized, while creating more work, would better conform to what’s known about the science of learning

Gianna Gomez, age 7, pauses to reconsider after claiming “Achieving” as her top strength at Greer Elementary School.

Is strength-based learning a “magic bullet?”

Positive psychology inspires a new trend in learning