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Shemya Key, 17, left, and Nele Dixkens, a 16-year-old German exchange student, use a drill press to perfect their miniature-golf project in the engineering room at Monticello High School in Virginia’s Albermarle County school district.
—Reza A. Marvashti for Education Week

The 'Maker' Movement Is Coming to K-12: Can Schools Get It Right?

The movement for more hands-on, student-driven learning is going mainstream, migrating from museums and garages into the highly regulated world of K-12 education. (June 6, 2016)

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The network was built with the help of an FCC program called the Educational Broadband Service, which needs to be opened up to more schools, critics say.
October 26, 2016 – Education Week
The deputy director of the NGLC talks about how personalized learning has evolved and what looms ahead for districts pursuing this approach.
October 19, 2016 – Education Week
The trend to individualize education has evolved at a gradual pace, as shown by a look back at some stories from several years ago.
October 19, 2016 – Education Week
The winning high school redesign projects get $10 million each to bring their ideas to life.
September 21, 2016 – Education Week
Pioneering researchers at Carnegie Mellon University are investigating how scans of human brain activity can provide information on student problem-solving, potentially leading to better ed-tech products.
August 24, 2016 – Education Week
The landmark 1966 report "Equality of Educational Opportunity" was a mammoth undertaking, and it dramatically changed the debate on how schools, families and communities affect student learning. Here, co-author and Johns Hopkins University researcher James McPartland talks about some key findings that are still important today.
July 1, 2016 – Education Week
The movement for more hands-on, student-driven learning is going mainstream, migrating from museums and garages into the highly regulated world of K-12 education.
June 9, 2016 – Education Week
New initiatives aim to help schools improve piloting of ed-tech tools and make better purchasing and adoption decisions.
June 9, 2016 – Education Week
Denver Montessori Junior/Senior High School offers teenagers opportunities to run an urban farm and learn bicycle repair, along with more traditional academic studies.
June 1, 2016 – Education Week
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is generating a huge online following of young people through its irreverent use of social networking tools.
April 15, 2016 – Education Week

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