Grants help students personalize learning with more control over schoolwork and schedules

personalized-learningNext school year, students at several Pinellas County high schools will plan their own school days.

The local school district will be among 10 throughout the nation receiving a “College-Ready” Next Generation Learning Grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Pinellas school officials are establishing five school-within-a-school programs and transforming Lealman Intermediate into an “incubator school” that implements new technologies and personalized learning — all with the goal of improving students’ academic performance.

Gates Foundation representatives will review the Pinellas plan...

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