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

educationdive | March 21, 2019

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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What was once reserved for higher education is now a growing trend among K-12 students nationwide - digital learning. More than 2.7 million students across the United States are taking part in digital learning, and many students in grades K-12 are getting a high-quality education completely online through a full-time online public school. What types of students are going to public school online and why? Learn more about the students and families who are choosing this non- traditional, rapidly growing approach to education.

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What was once reserved for higher education is now a growing trend among K-12 students nationwide - digital learning. More than 2.7 million students across the United States are taking part in digital learning, and many students in grades K-12 are getting a high-quality education completely online through a full-time online public school. What types of students are going to public school online and why? Learn more about the students and families who are choosing this non- traditional, rapidly growing approach to education.

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Elite Education Group International Limited | June 03, 2022

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