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
The following speech was presented at New Classrooms 1st Annual Geek Out Breakfast by our VP of School Partnerships, Mark Williams. It highlights a Teach to One: Math partner school in Denver, where it was the students themselves that helped us to discover a whole new way to use our
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
Can We Bring the Magic of Pandora to Personalize Learning for Students?
When I log on to Pandora, the Internet radio service knows to build a playlist of songs with basic rock structures, subtle vocal harmonies, major key tonality, vocal-centric aesthetics and mixed acoustic and electric instrumentation. Over the years,