Lighting the Path to Personalized Learning: Inspiring Stories from Next Gen Schools


Authored by: Getting Smart in Partnership with Next Generation Learning Challenges

With the support of Next Generation Learning Challenges, the Getting Smart team spent the last year visiting and learning from next gen schools across the country. This report tells the story of 11 schools that are breaking through the traditional model of school to present students with next gen learning experiences that are personalized and engaging. Each of these schools are NGLC grantees and adhere to three Personalized Learning School Design Attributes that are key to reimagining public education.

Personalized Learning School Design Attributes:

  • High Expectations for College Readiness
  • Personalized Learning for All Students
  • Optimized for Scale

These schools are ground breakers and game changers, they are constantly looking at new learning environments that hold the promise of improved college and career preparation.The purpose of this report is to share the challenges and successes of these schools to bring light to the lessons learned through their development and transformation and provide inspiration to all those interested in making education better for students across the world.

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