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The Miami-Dade school system put the brakes on a 1-to-1 computing effort to avoid setbacks experienced by other districts.
—Josh Richie for Education Week

Districts Learn Lessons on 1-to-1

Errors by districts rolling out device initiatives are serving as warnings for education leaders implementing new programs. (June 18, 2015)

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06/29 05:00 pm | Success Takes Agency, Identity, and Competency | According to The University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research, Young adult success requires agency, an integrated identity, and competencies. The report says, ...

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October 28, 2014 - Education Week
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October 28, 2014 - Education Week
A coalition of prominent research universities is receiving federal support to redesign and scale up a massive repository for analyzing learning and behavioral data.
October 21, 2014 - Education Week
Education technology advocates, philanthropies, and others are trying to create a clearer definition of what qualifies as "personalized learning," one of the most popular terms in education today.
October 20, 2014 - Education Week
The goal is to generate a comprehensive digital portrait of the strengths, weaknesses, and preferences of each student, to provide him or her with customized academic content.
October 20, 2014 - Education Week
One of the biggest tensions emerging around the growth of personalized learning involves questions about how to use and protect sensitive student information.
October 20, 2014 - Education Week
A South Carolina school district hopes to replicate the initial success at a middle school, where test scores, student engagement, and teacher attendance have improved.
October 20, 2014 - Education Week
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