How Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s iZone Went from ‘Cool’ to Cold

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The ambitions for New York City’s Innovation Zone (or iZone) were sweeping: By 2014, city leaders hoped it would be the catalyst for technologically enhanced personalized learning models throughout the district, encompassing 400 schools. The iZone360 program aimed to help participating school leaders reorganize everything from budgets to schedules to meet personalized learning needs.