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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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Silvestre Arcos, an award-winning math teacher at KIPP: Washington Heights Middle School, says that bringing technology into his classroom has boosted engagement and given him more flexibility to address students' learning needs.
June 18, 2014 – Teacher
The CEO of Discovery Education says the best digital learning efforts are driven by school leaders who have the courage and conviction to try new educational approaches.
June 11, 2014 – Education Week
Schools are turning to online courses to protect district revenues, build blended learning curricula, and prepare students to succeed in a digital world.
June 11, 2014 – Education Week
Online instructional content remains the largest slice of the growing educational technology market, even in a challenging economic climate for K-12 school districts.
June 11, 2014 – Education Week
The $810 million in revenues that ed-tech companies generated from various aspects of digital assessment more than offset declines in the LMS and productivity-tools sectors.
June 11, 2014 – Education Week
The Baltimore and Boston initiatives come amid an influx of money into the ed-tech sector for the development of digital curricula, assessment products, and other offerings.
May 21, 2014 – Education Week
A federal lawsuit alleges that the online education provider K12 Inc. misled investors, and says that the company’s former CEO benefited by selling off stock before the company’s stock price fell.
April 23, 2014 – Education Week
A review of the data-privacy policies of Edmodo, Khan Academy, and Pearson—which have access to information about tens of millions of students—highlights concerns.
April 16, 2014 – Education Week
Khan Academy's unveiling of interactive and adaptive math resources tied to the common core represents an important step for the field of "open education resources," observers say.
April 2, 2014 – Education Week
Summit High School in Oregon is experimenting with a mix of new technologies to build teacher-student feedback loops that help personalize instruction.
March 13, 2014 – Education Week

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