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