What We’re Reading: News Update

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

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A Turnaround Story From a Teach to One: Math Partner School

A Turnaround Story From a Teach to One: Math Partner School

The following speech was presented by Dr. Alison Burdick, Principal of Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School in New London, CT, at New Classrooms’ 1st Annual Geek Out Breakfast on April 21, 2016. Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School became a New Classrooms’ partnership school in the 2015-16 school year. The

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Lessons Learned on Evaluating Innovative School Models

Lessons Learned on Evaluating Innovative School Models

There’s nothing that has animated our work more over the last five years than designing a model that can reliably deliver measurable learning gains for kids.
The most recent independent evaluation from Professor Douglas Ready at Teachers College, Columbia University showed that students across all partnership schools, on average, made

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Teach to One: Math Expands to Serve More Than 10,000 Students in 28 Schools

Teach to One: Math Expands to Serve More Than 10,000 Students in 28 Schools

Earlier this year, The New York Times wrote that Teach to One: Math is “perhaps the most comprehensive attempt yet to personalize math.” Today we’re excited to announce that more than 10,000 students at 28 district and charter schools will get just that: a completely personalized, world-class education tailored

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The Role of Learning Progressions in Competency-Based Pathways

The Role of Learning Progressions in Competency-Based Pathways

A new report seeks to inform educators and policymakers about the latest research around competency-based pathways and learning progressions.
A new report from Achieve, a national organization leading the push for all students to be college and career ready, seeks to inform educators and policymakers about the latest research around

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A Student’s Day in Teach to One: Math

A Student’s Day in Teach to One: Math

There’s nothing typical about teaching and learning in the reimagined classroom.
For students in traditional classrooms across the country (and around the globe), the school day can look very similar. Whether in Calgary, Mexico City, or Washington, DC, students shuffle through hallways towards their next class, where they sit in

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A Path to the Future: Creating Accountability for Personalized Learning

A Path to the Future: Creating Accountability for Personalized Learning

A New Report from Bellwether Education Partners advises policymakers how to avoid ignoring the future of education
The very smart team at Bellwether Education Partners released a new report today that asks policymakers to look thoughtfully into the future of personalized learning in considering state and federal policies.
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Lessons Learned in The Highs and Lows of Being a Model Provider

Lessons Learned in The Highs and Lows of Being a Model Provider

New Classrooms partners with schools as an education model provider, which brings both challenges and benefits
When we launched New Classrooms as an independent nonprofit organization, some urged us to become a Charter Management Organization (CMO) and run our own schools. We have great respect for the efforts of many

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Creating Cohesion: From Units to Stories

Creating Cohesion: From Units to Stories

Rethinking how students experience skills to increase engagement and accelerate learning
The Relentless March of the Classroom Unit
If you’ve been a student in the last 100 years, you are familiar with the “Unit” as the primary way learning new skills is divided and organized. The Unit—as in “Class, in

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