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.

innovative learning

Innovative Learning: Letting high schoolers design the future of space food

Students also program drones to navigate obstacle courses, imagine genetically engineered bacteria to clean oceans

math tutoring

This math tutoring program gets ‘blockbuster’ results in high-poverty schools

In one year, ninth-graders learn two to three times as much math as their peers


Kids can learn biochemistry, too

The latest attempt to diversify STEM fields teaches elementary schoolers college-level material

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The teacher’s role in “phenomenon-based learning”

Finland’s version of PBL requires teachers to strike a new balance in the classroom

technology in physical education

Ed tech can transform physical education classes, too

Middle schoolers in one PE class log video reflections and track their fitness progress online


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Nearly all American classrooms can now connect to high-speed internet, effectively closing the “connectivity divide”

EducationSuperHighway announces it reached its goal of seeing 99 percent of classrooms connected to high-speed internet

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Impact funds pour money into ed tech businesses

Will tracking outcomes such as student engagement and school climate be helpful?


5G means smoother virtual reality and a chance for students to birth stars

Two Cleveland schools are the first to get Verizon’s super-fast 5G connection and access to a new app, Visceral Science