A growing number of schools are backing an effort that helps align learning to an individual student's needs

Five Lake County (Fla.) schools are working this year to give students more personalized lessons, ones that allow them to move ahead faster, if they are ready, or to get more tailored help, if they are struggling.

It is an approach that has won support from national education foundations, Florida lawmakers and the eighth graders in advanced language arts at Windy Hill Middle School in Clermont.

"If one kid didn't understand … it's not like the teacher has to repeat the lesson to the entire...

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