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Fifth grade teacher Elias Hernandez observes 4th grade teacher Jannette Moya at Belmont-Cragin Elementary School in Chicago.
—Alyssa Schukar for Education Week

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. (November 7, 2017)

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Spotlight on Personalized Learning

In this Spotlight, discover how schools are using technology to customize student learning, how educators are personalizing literacy instruction, and learn about the successes and challenges of personalized learning efforts to date.

Spotlight on Digital Curriculum

In this Spotlight, learn about the role of digital curriculum in personalizing student learning and how educators are selecting and deploying digital content in the classroom.

Spotlight on Digital Math Instruction

In this Spotlight, learn how educators are using technology to personalize instruction, facilitate hands-on learning, and boost student engagement in math.

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E-Learning Creates Foreign Connections
Our guests in this chat outlined some of the challenges and successes they’ve encountered as a result of virtual foreign exchanges.

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E-Learning Special Reports
These special reports from the team at Education Week Digital Directions aim to highlight the process made in the e-learning arena, as well as the administrative funding, and policy barriers that some experts say are slowing its growth. Special Report: Personalized Learning: Vision vs. Reality
Education Week takes a hard look at the big arguments against personalized learning, what the latest research says about it, and how the approach is playing out in classrooms.

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What Is Personalized Learning?
From blended learning to computerized testing, digital and online technologies are reshaping the classroom experience for millions of students.

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Educators report there are fewer social-studies-specific digital learning tools than for subjects such as math, which are part of the Common Core State Standards.
June 14, 2017 – Education Week
Teachers are using online tools to change the way students write, collaborate, and get feedback in the classroom.
June 14, 2017 – Education Week
As internet connectivity improves in rural America, many schools are expanding online options for students who lack access to hard-to-staff courses.
June 14, 2017 – Education Week
Millions of public school students now take classes online. But educators know little about the quality of the courses, who is enrolling in them, or how students are doing.
June 14, 2017 – Education Week
Students have access to more ed tech than ever, but teachers remain untrained and students aren't using tech creatively.
May 10, 2017 – Education Week
Data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress sheds light on the ways 8th grade students use classroom computers in math class. Data is broken down by state.
May 10, 2017 – Education Week
Here are answers to your most basic questions about OER, the movement to share curricula and teaching resources online.
March 29, 2017 – Education Week
Some schools are betting on algorithm-driven playlists to customize lessons for students, but the technology doesn't come cheap—at least not yet.
March 29, 2017 – Education Week
The Ohio education department determined that nine full-time online charter schools overstated their enrollment. The schools say the state's methods are "blatantly unfair."
March 8, 2017 – Education Week
After three decades of writing about the classroom limitations of technology, the Stanford professor talks about his observations of some promising approaches.
February 8, 2017 – Education Week

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