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Inside Maine’s disastrous roll out of proficiency-based learning

How well-intentioned education and business leaders, backed by wealthy foundations and a success story from faraway Alaska, sold state lawmakers on a largely untested theory of change

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In professional development for online teachers, highlighting failure led the way to success

The success story may be more exciting, but this district’s leader says the initial failure is important, too

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Fighting teacher stress

A growing number of mindfulness trainings help teachers cope, but critics say the real problem’s much deeper

How to unlock students’ internal drive for learning

Intrinsic motivators can be key to student achievement – but extrinsic motivation dominates classrooms

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When personalized learning also boosts special education students

A Brooklyn school’s commitment to personalized learning draws double the portion of special ed students as its local district

Access does not equal equity

In New York City’s highly segregated school system, some schools are embracing diversity through mastery-based learning

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PedsAcademy gives kids fun learning opportunities in the hospital

The personalized, high-tech curriculum features virtual reality, robotics and more

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New programs find ways to foster student resilience

A sampling of Hechinger reporting for The New York Times’s Learning section

Data analysis reveals keys to student success

With nearly 3 million datapoints, Trilogy Education says it knows exactly what it takes to keep students on track

A 17-year-old wants to spice up science classes and, eventually, democratize education

His startup offers virtual science labs, but he hopes that’s only the beginning

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