Personalized Learning

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Can “playful assessments” tell us whether maker education works?

An MIT pilot project at two schools seeks to measure hands-on, collaborative learning

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In Utah, personalizing learning by focusing on relationships

This district says personalized learning boosted its graduation rate from 78 to 97 percent

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Twice exceptional, doubly disadvantaged? How schools struggle to serve gifted students with disabilities

Parents say it’s often impossible to find schools to educate bright kids who have disabilities. Now some are fighting to change that

Vermont’s ‘all over the map’ effort to switch schools to proficiency-based learning

Schools across the state are ditching A through F report cards and letting students retake tests to emphasize learning over seat time, but each district’s interpretation of proficiency-based learning looks different, and a high profile fiasco in Maine looms large

Inside Maine’s disastrous rollout 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

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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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