Spotlight on Deeper Learning

Education Week Spotlight Series

On Deeper Learning

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

  • Applying brain studies to teaching students with disabilities
  • Dual-language classes offering instruction in English and a second language
  • Developing and measuring student creativity in schools
  • Using brain biology to dispel common myths around learning behaviors
  • Efforts to make learning more about mastery and less about seat-time

You get the seven 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

Growing numbers of schools are offering dual-language classes, where teachers split instruction between English and a second language.
March 28, 2012 | Updated: February 21, 2019 – Education Week

Policymakers and educators are touting U.S. students' creativity as a world model, though researchers just now are trying to figure out how to foster that trait.
December 14, 2011 – Education Week

Around the country, educators are starting to turn to research in mind and brain science in teaching students with disabilities.
January 18, 2012 – Education Week

California, Massachusetts, and Oklahoma are working on ways to promote, and measure, creativity and innovation in their schools.
February 1, 2012 – Education Week

N.H. Schools Embrace Competency-Based Learning
Newfound Regional High School is part of an aggressive statewide effort to make learning more about mastery and less about seat time.
February 8, 2012 – Education Week

Formal training in brain biology could help dispel some of the 'neuro-myths' that permeate the field, scholars say.
June 6, 2012 – Education Week

Discovering the brain's power to change may be neuroscience's biggest—and most promising—contribution to education.
June 6, 2012 – Education Week

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