Spotlight on Deeper Learning

Education Week Spotlight Series Deeper Learning

On Deeper Learning

The Education Week Spotlight on Deeper Learning is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors for their insights on:

  • Efforts to help students learn challenging math concepts, like fractions
  • Approaches to personalized learning from Race to the Top districts
  • Using foreign language programs to foster achievement and economic growth
  • Preparing at-risk students for the new math standards
  • Balancing nonfiction and fiction texts in the common core

You get the six articles below in a downloadable PDF. The Spotlight is made possible in part by a grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, which supports coverage of deeper learning that will provide students with the skills and knowledge to succeed in a rapidly changing world. More at

"Fraction camps" are just one technique researchers are exploring in their efforts to help students get a better grasp of one of the most troublesome topics in basic mathematics.
July 18, 2013 – Education Week

The 16 districts that won Race to the Top grants are taking vastly different approaches as they aim to make over the classroom experience.
March 27, 2013 – Education Week

Some math teachers are refining practices and getting creative to help struggling students make the shift to the common core.
March 27, 2013 – Education Week

Teachers' understanding varies over how to balance fiction and nonfiction to meet the English/language arts standards.
January 30, 2013 – Education Week

The subject's ascent stems from its emphasis in the common core, feedback from colleges and the workplace, and emerging research.
November 14, 2012 – Education Week

Delaware and Utah are funding foreign-language instruction at the elementary level in hopes of fostering achievement and economic growth.
December 5, 2012 – Education Week

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