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Grading the Digital School

Issuing laptops to its 4,440 4th through 12th grade students has increased the graduation rate at East Mooresville Intermediate School and turned the school into the “de facto national model of the digital school,” according to a recent article in The New York Times.

“In math, students used individualized software modules, with teachers stopping by occasionally to answer questions,” wrote Alan Schwarz for The Times. “Teachers apportion their time based on the need of students, without the weaker ones having to struggle at the blackboard in front of the class; this dynamic has helped children with learning disabilities to participate and succeed in mainstream classes.”

Read the full story from The New York Times

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1274
Start Date: 
Tuesday, February 14, 2012

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