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

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(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. Some passionately believe that it can and must, while skeptics fear that personalized-learning hype has outpaced research into if and, importantly, how it helps students.

Is the new education reform hiding in plain sight?

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Their changed view — and that of others who shunned Rogers and now want in — is driven by what seems to be a magic educational elixir: personalized learning. Philanthropists, state education officials, reform advocates — even charter school leaders — are examining personalized learning. But personalized learning raises big questions about educational equity. Is it important for all children to be taught common skills and content? Dan D.

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Can kids get passionate about learning — and develop the persistence to follow where it leads? One school has a plan

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The Greenfield model uses some rather commonplace strategies, such as integrating online learning, small-group instruction and greater parental and community involvement. Where the model pushes boundaries is in the addition of learning experiences called “expeditions.” Expeditions aim to impart what Cayer learned by being around her father: a habit of pursuing expertise or passion, or both. It’s a hard thing to measure, but learning science suggests that this is the case.”.

A vocational school curriculum that includes genocide studies and British literature

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The next school day and a just a few floors below, Miller is in the school’s biotechnology lab where students are learning the skills they would need for a job testing specimens for the presence of amalyse, the protein enzyme that breaks down starch into sugar. Students spend five consecutive instructional days in core classes like math and English, and then switch over to five consecutive days in their vocational programs. HATHORNE, Mass. —

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What Does “College Ready” Really Mean, Anyway?

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” This was an important distinction, as she’s home-schooled (another term I dislike) and learns through a kind of hybrid approach–a self-directed learning framework coupled with inquiry and open-ended learning blends, combined with traditional academic tools like assigned reading, writing, foreign language, philosophy, a lot of literacy work, and so on. And while that’s true for anyone, her learning, on a day-to-day basis, is designed that way.

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