The messy reality of personalized learning

The Hechinger Report

In one class, Danusis introduces me to a lanky child in rain boots, who clicks through an online math program while chatting about a baby goat that’s being weaned in her backyard. In another room, children rotate through learning stations, sometimes at screens, sometimes putting pencils to paper. Danusis and her teaching staff practice personalized learning, an individual-comes-first approach, usually aided by laptops, that has become a reformist calling card in education.

STUDENT VOICES: Kids bring into school what they’re dealing with at home. Teachers don’t get that

The Hechinger Report

I also definitely want to be heavily involved in advocacy for young black youth, or, for youth in general, and just promoting student leadership. Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning. They don’t just want to learn physics, AP Vocabulary, and whatever else you’re teaching them. I feel like school should be a place where I can learn about their culture and where they came from and for them learn about mine. Student Voices.

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Arne Duncan Joins Board of Ed-Tech Company Pluralsight

Marketplace K-12

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has joined the board of directors for Pluralsight , a Utah-based ed-tech company that provides online courses in various subjects, including software development and information technology, the news site Fast Company reported Thursday. Marketplace K-12 Ed-tech Leadership Online LearningBy Guest Blogger Andrew Ujifusa. Cross-posted from the Politics K-12. Former U.S.

Tipping point: Can Summit put personalized learning over the top?

The Hechinger Report

(From left to right) Sixth graders Mia DeMore, Maria DeAndrade, and Stephen Boulas make a number line in their math class at Walsh Middle School in Framingham, Massachusetts, one of 132 “Basecamp” schools piloting the Personalized Learning Platform created by the Summit charter school network. The change is part of a nationwide pilot program Walsh joined this year, one that could indicate just how deeply and how quickly the personalized-learning trend will penetrate the average classroom.

Edtech, Equity, and Innovation: A Critical Look in the Mirror

Digital Promise

When schools persistently graduate less than half of their students of color and students with disabilities, we call those schools dropout factories. Many parents eventually find that their children’s needs are still not being addressed by the virtual learning environment, and increasing responsibility for administration is placed on them upon making the shift. We are often reluctant to label anything facilitated through technology as a failure.

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Georgia program for children with disabilities: ‘Separate and unequal’ education?

The Hechinger Report

Ten years later, the couple sat across a wooden table from Caleb, now 16, a high school dropout and, as of September, survivor of a suicide attempt. Not only did Caleb never return to his local school, but he learned little throughout his elementary, middle and high school years — which included hundreds of hours struggling through computer lessons in math, science and social studies. Related: Learning technology once reserved for special needs students is now in everyone’s hands.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Following up on ProPublica reporting , “ Florida to Examine Whether Alternative Charter Schools Underreport Dropouts.” ” Via Education Week : “The Ohio education department could seek repayment of more than $80 million from nine full-time online schools , based on audits of software-login records that led state officials to determine the schools had overstated their student enrollment.” Google is acquiring machine learning contest site Kaggle.