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.

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’

‘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

Matthew Porter, a student at Craig High School, inspects a “collaborative” robot at Prent Corporation, in Janesville, Wisconsin.

Convincing students that learning blue-collar job skills will pay off

In Wisconsin, a school district faces a dilemma: Businesses are desperate for their students, but don’t always pay as well as they used to

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Students analyze rap lyrics with code in digital humanities class

Some teachers are finding a place for coding in English, music, science, math and social studies, too

A rural Montana district goes all in on makerspaces

An initiative aiming to boost digital learning in rural schools lit a fire

LeMya Vaughn completes an activity on her kindergarten readiness program, UPSTART.

Experts call for an end to online preschool programs

Especially popular in rural areas, preschool programs may expose kids to ‘new risks,’ experts warn

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