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.

Assessments can support, not just measure, student learning

Designed properly, tests can build student skills and offer the feedback they need

Curtis Chapin, a Crew advisor and language arts teacher at King Middle School in Portland, Maine, reviews the “Crew Contract” signed by each member.

What if personalized learning was less about me and more about us?

A quarter-century-old school network offers some team spirit to the new push for personalized learning

Schools don’t have to reinvent the wheel

Organizations that share proven models with many schools could increase the pace of innovation

The ‘dirty secret’ about educational innovation

A 2018 federal report found that only 18 percent of the innovations funded by the Education Department lifted student achievement

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

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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

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