Brooklyn charter's special education students outperform district peers under personalized approach

educationdive | March 21, 2019

Brooklyn charter's special education students outperform district peers under personalized approach
Nearly 30% of Brooklyn Laboratory Charter School’s student body qualifies for special education services, yet they are outperforming their peers in the district thanks to an emphasis on personalized learning, according to The Hechinger Report, which notes that the five-year-old school serves students in grades 6 through 10 and is expanding into a full high school.The school’s philosophy is that all students progress at their own rate. Therefore, all students can benefit from personalized learning and small group instruction, and teachers are trained to identify each student’s needs and create a training program specifically geared for them.Every student gets small group instruction for two hours each day, giving instructors opportunities to help students in areas where they need it most, and the school also hosts a teacher residency and fellowship program that allows for extra adults to be in the classroom.

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Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) has evolved significantly in recent years, achieving unprecedented levels of mobility, capability, versatility and security. VDI has also become very popular in educational environments. Educational institutions value VDI for the cost-savings potential, but also for the rich user experience that VDI enables for teachers and students.However, the applications and technological tools integral to modern-day learning environments are becoming more graphics intensive. As a result, performance problems stemming from the use of graphics-intensive applications have become increasingly commonplace in educational environments. The typical approach of rendering graphics through the CPU diverts the VDI from enabling the top performance of the tools and applications upon which schools have come to depend. CPUs were not designed to process visual representations of objects efficiently.

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Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) has evolved significantly in recent years, achieving unprecedented levels of mobility, capability, versatility and security. VDI has also become very popular in educational environments. Educational institutions value VDI for the cost-savings potential, but also for the rich user experience that VDI enables for teachers and students.However, the applications and technological tools integral to modern-day learning environments are becoming more graphics intensive. As a result, performance problems stemming from the use of graphics-intensive applications have become increasingly commonplace in educational environments. The typical approach of rendering graphics through the CPU diverts the VDI from enabling the top performance of the tools and applications upon which schools have come to depend. CPUs were not designed to process visual representations of objects efficiently.