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.

project-based learning

OPINION: From a former teacher, four ways to take the drama out of math class

When it comes to building skills, we can't throw confidence under the bus

educational innovation

What makes education innovation succeed?

An education nonprofit argues it comes down to five conditions

A school where character matters as much as academics

A Washington, D.C., charter school prioritizes students’ emotional development — and finds ways to grade them on it

VR in schools

Using virtual reality to help students with disabilities

Virtual tours and virtual social interactions give kids a chance to practice life skills in safe spaces

States increasingly extend charter-like flexibility to district schools

24 states now give districts or individual schools freedom from state regulations to innovate

Evidence increases for reading on paper instead of screens

Most studies point to better reading comprehension from printed material, researcher says

XQ

Anatomy of a failure: How an XQ Super School flopped

Innovation and equity didn’t mix

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Indianapolis schools

An innovative school leader rethinks education for kids of color in Indianapolis

A former principal in Noble and KIPP charter schools is taking a different tack in a proposed high school

Personalized learning can be a tool for equity or a barrier to it

It takes work to maintain high expectations for all students when personalizing instruction

FCC changes its rules, puts educational spectrum up for open auction

Rural school districts had hoped to close “homework gaps” via access to wireless spectrum set aside for educational use 50 years ago

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