Personalized Learning

Teacher Catherine Connelly leads a lesson on giving compliments in Vista’s pioneering new class on social and emotional wellness. Connelly loved the curriculum, but not the rolling furniture.

A year of personalized learning: Mistakes, moving furniture and making it work

In the first year of a new program, a large San Diego district experiences small victories despite growing pains

In math teacher Danielle Bosse’s classroom, three students take assessments (foreground) while their classmates learn and practice different math skills.

Making room for grassroots change

Teachers may be key to education innovation, but they need support from the top

Northern Cass student Katelyn Stavenes taking part in the Jaguar Academy pilot, a piece of the district’s plan to eliminate grade levels by the fall of 2020.

What’s school without grade levels?

One district’s drive to teach competencies means eliminating age-based classrooms

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

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

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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At The LINC High School, students Jose Vasquez, Sevonne Brockington and Anjeline Genao review a video project in the school's digital lab.

Project-based learning and standardized tests don’t mix

Can the long-struggling Philadelphia school system change how we measure success by focusing on meaningful work instead of test scores?

New housing is popping up near Vaux high school, one piece of a $500 million redevelopment project in blighted North Philadelphia.

Can a school save a neighborhood?

Philadelphia’s housing authority bought a high school. It hopes the institution can help reverse the fortunes of one of the city’s poorest areas.

How young is too young to start introducing students to future careers?

One California district’s “World of Work” program starts in kindergarten

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