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Continued Progress: Promising Evidence on Personalized Learning

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation engaged RAND Corporation to carry out an ongoing study of foundation-funded schools that are employing promising approaches to personalized learning. This research is part of a public commitment the foundation has made to spread effective practices across districts and charter networks, develop innovative roles for teachers, and support implementation of college-ready standards.

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Dissatisfied Yet Optimistic: Moving Faster toward New School Models

In this white paper, Dissatisfied Yet Optimistic: Moving Faster toward New School Models, four authors lay out their case for the need for new school models and identify their commitments to helping more of them launch and grow.

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Getting Smart On Regional Next-Gen School Design

Series of blog posts highlighting work in Next Generation Learning Challenge's (NGLC) Regional Funds for Breakthrough Schools hubs located in New Orleans, Chicago, Washington, D.C, Colorado, New England, and Oakland.

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Blended Learning Case Studies

By making small investments in a cohort of promising models, and funding detailed case studies and an early stage impact evaluation of each model, the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation sought to contribute to the evidence base of blended learning’s potential to impact student outcomes.

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Bret Harte Middle School Video

This short video from the Oakland Unified School District highlights how one math teacher at Bret Harte Middle School is implementing Blended Learning to increase student engagement and achievement.

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