November 8, 2017

Education Week, Vol. 37, Issue 12
Teaching Profession Surveying the Field: What Should (and Shouldn't) Personalized Learning Look Like?
We asked educators, experts, and critics two simple questions. One finding became clear: "personalized learning" still means many different things to many different people.
November 8, 2017
To help K-12 educators and policymakers make better sense of this approach, Education Week looked at the experiences of schools such as Belmont-Cragin Elementary in Chicago, where students like 13-year old Llocelin Rivera receive tailored instruction in the hopes of boosting performance and closing achievement gaps.
To help K-12 educators and policymakers make better sense of this approach, <i>Education Week</i> looked at the experiences of schools such as Belmont-Cragin Elementary in Chicago, where students like 13-year old Llocelin Rivera receive tailored instruction in the hopes of boosting performance and closing achievement gaps.
Alyssa Schukar for Education Week
Privacy & Security The Case(s) Against Personalized Learning
Critics say personalized learning isn't supported by evidence, leads to bad teaching, and depends on data-mining students. What do educators and policymakers need to know?
Benjamin Herold, November 7, 2017
15 min read
Thomas Schlipper | 12th grade Murray High School, Albemarle County Public Schools, Charlottesville, Va.
Thomas Schlipper | 12th grade<br> Murray High School, Albemarle County Public Schools, Charlottesville, Va.
Personalized Learning Students Share Lessons Learned About Personalized Learning
How personalized learning is playing out for students should be evaluated carefully, educators say, because students are the ones with the most riding on these new approaches.
Michelle R. Davis & Liana Loewus, November 7, 2017
11 min read
Fifth grade teacher Elias Hernandez observes 4th grade teacher Jannette Moya at Belmont-Cragin Elementary School in Chicago.
Fifth grade teacher Elias Hernandez observes 4th grade teacher Jannette Moya at Belmont-Cragin Elementary School in Chicago.
Alyssa Schukar for Education Week
Assessment Personalized-Learning Case Studies: Lessons From 3 Schools
These mini-case studies examine three common struggles for personalized-learning schools: training teachers, differentiating instruction, and letting students work at their own pace.
Robin L. Flanigan, November 7, 2017
8 min read
Zoe Prue has a laugh while meeting with Adam Bunting, the principal of Champlain Valley Union High School in Hinesburg, Vt. The junior is working with students from other schools on a documentary about sexism to earn credit in English.
Zoe Prue has a laugh while meeting with Adam Bunting, the principal of Champlain Valley Union High School in Hinesburg, Vt. The junior is working with students from other schools on a documentary about sexism to earn credit in English.
Caleb Kenna for Education Week
Personalized Learning Messy, Hectic, and Exciting: A Very Ambitious Statewide Personalized Learning Experiment
Schools in Vermont are making adjustments in curricula, teaching approaches, and school schedules to meet the expectations of a relatively new personalized learning law.
Kevin Bushweller, November 7, 2017
8 min read
Elizabeth Steiner
Elizabeth Steiner
School & District Management 6 Key Insights: RAND Corp. Researchers Talk Personalized Learning
The evidence for personalized learning is still "very weak," say leading researchers studying the movement. But there are reasons to be encouraged - and patient.
Benjamin Herold, November 7, 2017
6 min read
Law & Courts States Take Steps to Fuel Personalized Learning
At least 15 states since 2012 have taken legislative action—such as waiving regulations and setting up innovation zones—to encourage personalized learning.
Daarel Burnette II, November 7, 2017
6 min read
Personalized Learning Taking a Hard Look at a Movement
Assistant Managing Editor Kevin Bushweller visited the largest high school in Vermont to see how one of the most ambitious personalized learning laws in the country is changing teaching and learning.
Kevin Bushweller, November 7, 2017
2 min read