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. See all our Special Reports

Dan D. Rogers Elementary fourth-grade teacher Sudhir Vasal created math lesson pathways so each child can progress at their own pace.

Is the new education reform hiding in plain sight?

Personalized learning has broad appeal, but may be more revolutionary than we think

Angel Rivera and Sara Caro, humanities teachers at the Urban Assembly School for Applied Math and Science in the Bronx, meet to plan a lesson on World War II history lesson together.

Scheduling ways to make teaching less solitary

At this Bronx school, teachers create individual lessons plans together

Hakeem Bey’s laminated list of Oakland schools’ achievement data, which he uses while canvassing for Oakland REACH.

How transparent is school data when parents can’t find it or understand it?

It’s tough to help a child succeed when school “report cards” are full of confusing jargon

Why your student’s personal data could be freely bought and sold

Report finds private brokers are advertising access to all sorts of students

Should taxpayers and schools invest in ‘growth mindset’ programs?

A team of researchers found "small" academic benefits from programs to persuade students that intelligence can grow

Oklahoma externship pays teachers for hands-on experience in engineering and science

Companies hope teachers will transfer excitement about STEM careers to their students

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Teacher Juliana Rothschild teaches a lesson to student Jessica Cousins at Cousins’ home in Farmington, Maine. Rothschild holds weekly home visits to teach Cousins as part of Threshold, an offshoot of the Maine Academy of Natural Sciences charter school.

For anxious students, a teacher who comes to your house might be the answer

Sometimes meeting students where they’re at means teaching them at their dining room table

Five-year-old Mykell Robinson practices his reading on the Lexia software while a small group of classmates work with a teacher.

The massive experiment in New Orleans schools that few have noticed

Personalized learning is transforming schools in the Crescent City, but what does that mean for students?

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