What We’re Reading: News Update

We will regularly post some of the news we have been reading that is relevant to our mission in personalized learning, education technology, social justice and equity, and funding in education.

New Classrooms and Teach to One: Math in the News

What Machine Learning and Draymond Green Have To Do With Education – EdSurge
Our very own Joel Rose, as well as the CEO of Digital Promise, the Founder of Girls Who Code and many more were interviewed on how technology has made a positive impact on education

Personalized Learning and Edtech

The Shifting Paradigm of Teaching: Personalized Learning According to Teachers – Knowledge Works
Interviews conducted by Knowledge Works and the National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future to find out teacher and school leader perspectives on personalized learning.

Really the end of average? – Brookings Institute
How averages and randomized controlled studies support Personalized Learning.

From YouTube Pioneer Sal Khan, A School With Real Classrooms – NPR

VIDEO: Student Perspectives on Personalized Learning – Alt School
Alt School students say what they like about Personalized Learning

Foundations and Funders in Education

An Open Letter to Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan – By Chester Finn, president at Thomas B Fordham Institute

A Response to Chester E. Finn’s Open Letter – Newark Superintendent Christopher Cerf responds to the above letter

Other Education News

More Than Half of States Need Help Meeting Special Education Requirements – EdWeek

The Long-Term Effects of Social-Justice Education on Black Students – The Atlantic
Educating students on civil and social justice values in the class can affect their future development. The classroom is more than just a place for academics!

New Classrooms