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.

A student at the St. Vrain Valley School District’s Innovation Center putting together a robot after school.

Study explores use of digital tools in out-of-school programs

Chicago programs seem to be giving students active learning opportunities, but mostly teaching introductory skills

What expectations for the future mean we should do now

KnowledgeWorks Forecast 5.0 does more than simply imagine the future

A display at the Newseum museum dedicated to information, the press and journalism.

OPINION: To fight online trolls, we must teach teenagers how to think like them

Showing high-schoolers the real meaning of ‘fake news’ and the First Amendment

Using teacher-leaders to improve schools

“Opening the door for innovation” by extending the impact of the best teachers to more students

Designing accessible ed tech can be costly, but demand is on the rise

Schools are putting more pressure on developers to think about access

TEACHER VOICE: Why that chatty student driving you nuts could become president of the United States

Three ways that kids learn to develop their interpersonal skills

Shawn Caine, who teaches technology at Panguitch High School in Garfield County, Utah, lets students who don't have adequate home internet service get online in her classroom before and after school.

Will a new push for free wireless internet help rural students get online?

Pending FCC rule change could help close the ‘homework gap’

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‘Hamilton,’ cultural relevance and the quest to personalize learning

Some teachers tap into students' cultures in class, but study finds that other ways of personalizing are more common

As states push for new ways of learning, some kids and parents feel left behind

More school districts embrace big changes, but students in Maine say: ‘We want our grades back!’

Few preschool apps are developmentally appropriate, report finds

Apps marketed as educational don’t teach the way preschoolers need to learn

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