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  • Don't Leave the High-Achievers Behind

    Principal Swanson and Merci Rossmango of Utah's Farmington High School advocate for improving public education by "breaking away from the idea that a one-size-fits-all teaching style will help all students." This concept applies to not only the students struggling to meet grade-level standards, but also to advanced students who may be at risk of disengaging if they are not academically challenged.

  • Ms. Tammy Stephens: Letter to the Editor

    In her 37th year of teaching, Tammy Stephens of Bear Lake High School shares how Summit Learning has positively impacted her and her students in this letter to the editor, a follow-up to her recent radio interview. "Summit Learning has changed me as a teacher and my students as learners, and it's given us a new way to work together and improve," shared Stephens.

  • Educator of the Week: Ms. Rivera from Aspen Valley Prep

    Earlier this month, Principal Nicole Rivera of Aspen Valley Prep was honored as the Educator of the Week by the Fresno County Office of Education. Her connection to the school extends back to when she was a student there, and then a teacher before becoming a school leader. Her powerful impact on teachers and students is chronicled in this video about a recent visit to the school.

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  • The Power of One-on-One

    As a former chiropractor and current teacher at Santa Barbara's La Cuesta High School, Dr. Paul Cronshaw explains how he applies the same one-on-one support to each of his students as he did with his patients. Complementing Summit Learning's focus on cultivating strong student-teacher relationships, Dr. Cronshaw acts a "trusted advisor to help them on their path" by offering targeted guidance to enhance engagement, growth, and success. Photo credit: Lara May

  • 'School Within a School' Lets Kids Control Their Learning

    Reporter Devin Bodkin visits Rocky Mountain Middle School to see what self-direction, collaboration, and mentoring look like in action. The story describes improved student-teacher relationships and how students exhibit college-level readiness such as self direction and responsibility. Teacher and advocate Jami Mcling shares: "I know these students much better than I knew my students in a traditional setting, and I always felt I knew those students very well."

  • An Interview with Ms. Tammy Stephens of Bear Lake High School

    Tammy Stephens, teacher at Bear Lake High School in Montpelier, Idaho, shares her experience with Summit Learning. Ms. Stephens answers questions from the community, provides insight into what goes on in the classroom on a daily basis, and discusses how her students are becoming prepared for life beyond high school. She dissects and clarifies the concept of real, meaningful learning, walks through the weekly mentoring component, and provides further insight into her journey as an educator.

  • A Teaching Style That's a Game-Changer in More Ways Than One

    Jami McLing, a teacher at Rocky Mountain Middle School and parent of two students, discusses how Summit Learning was first introduced to her as a way to better reach every student in her classroom. Her school adopted the program in August 2016 and, according to Jami, they "haven't looked back." From both a parent and teacher perspective, McLing expresses the deep impact this rigorous and confidence-boosting approach to learning has had on both her daughters' and her students' personal growth and empowerment.

  • Pasadena ISD's Connect Program Gets Spotlight

    As part of the NBC News Learn special broadcast from Houston, Bondy Intermediate School Principal Roneka Lee was recognized as one of the panelists for "The 21st Century Classroom" discussion. According to Lee, one of the keys to education is intentional student-teacher relationships, which lay the foundation for the Connect Personalized Learning approach (powered by Summit Learning) at Lee's campus and 41 others in the Pasadena school district in Texas.

  • I'm Latina, and that Matters for my Students

    In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Education Post featured the story of former educator and current Summit Learning Success Manager, Arelys Alcozer. Before joining the organization, Arelys taught third to sixth grade students in her hometown of Chicago, the same school she attended as a child. In this story, she shares the childhood challenges she faced as an English-Language Learner and how those impressionable experiences led her to a teaching career with an emphasis on bilingual education.

  • Gilbert School Revolutionizes the Classroom

    Maria Williams, a veteran teacher at The Performance Academy in Gilbert, Ariz., discusses the shift in mindset and practice for both herself and her students once she began teaching with Summit Learning. This method came naturally to her as she always longed for a more robust, practical way to reach each child and meet their unique needs.

  • Why I was Excited for School to Start

    Brennan Morris, a 7th grader at Chester County Junior High School in Tennessee, enthusiastically shares why she was thrilled to kick off the new school year in this op-ed. A member of her school's media team, she attributes her ability to juggle several year-long commitments to the Summit Learning approach.

  • Woodland Park School District's five principals share what's new for 2019-2020

    Featuring Principal Yvonne Goings of Woodland Park Middle School in Colorado, she highlights the past four years since implementing the Summit Learning program and the impact mentoring has on the school culture stating, "it's what our students and staff needed."

  • Lewisburg Continues to Increase Opportunities for Students

    "Our success will be defined by the opportunities and learning experiences we offer our students. We understand teaching the curriculum is our job, and we do it very well, but what good is knowing the curriculum if you can't apply it in a real-world situation?" That's the passionate voice of Lewisburg Middle School Principal Dr. Josh Matthews in Logan County, Kentucky. The piece calls mentoring "the most beneficial part of Summit" and showcases additional efforts by the school to remain teacher-led and student-centered.

  • Children Master Their Lessons In a Hands-On, Project-Based Curriculum Focused on Skills and Critical Thinking

    Lauren Partma, a teacher at McKinley School of the Arts in California, shares her passion for teaching in a collaborative, project-based classroom. As the school year begins, she reminds her students that this is their year, and that they are in the "driver's seat of their own education." This piece shines a light on strong relationships, self-aware engagement, and a sense of purpose for middle school students.

  • CCJHS Students Help FHU Students Learn Summit Program

    High school students teaching college students? Learn about this innovative approach in which Chester County Junior High students in Tennessee are teaching college students studying education on how their Summit Learning Program works and how it benefits their learning.

  • Fairview Park City Schools Renews 21st Century Education-Based Personalized Learning Platform

    Read about an Ohio school district's decision earlier this summer to continue using Summit Learning. It showcases strong leadership at the district level, emphasizes the value of the program, and calls out improvements in academic success and state test scores. Superintendent Bill Wagner said, "All of the things that have always been good about public education still exist in our classrooms."

  • So Long Summer: Students and Teachers Head Back to School

    This announcement about Alamo High School in Nevada describes how it will be implementing the Summit Learning Program, adding that they look forward "to build on the success the program has had in other schools."

  • New Schools, Upgrades will Greet Students in North Providence

    The North Providence school district in Rhode Island refreshed their learning environments in several ways, including adding Summit Learning to the 6th grade at Birchwood Middle School. According to Superintendent Joseph Goho, several schools in the district -- Stephen Olney Elementary School, Whelan Elementary School, and North Providence High School -- are all using the program with great success.

  • Summit Learning Shares Lessons Learned: An Interview with Andrew Goldin

    For the four year anniversary celebration of Summit Learning, Chief Executive Andrew Goldin shares with us lessons learned from growing based entirely on "educator demand" and where TLP Education is headed as a new organization overseeing Summit Learning Program. Additionally, Stanford Professor Larry Cuban shares his thoughts after several visits inside Summit schools, sharing that "the Summit experience is far greater than the platform itself."

  • A Teacher Incorporates Summit Learning's Cognitive Skills Rubric

    Learn how Idaho History teacher, Charles Horikami, built his own website to be "a community resource for people who just want to learn more about the history of the United States than just a class website." He highlights incorporating Summit Learning's Cognitive Skills rubric into his assignments and finds them to be "of immense value" for evaluating the soft skills that can help lead to a successful life.

  • Irving to Empower Students to be Lifelong Learners

    Principal Jeff Everett of Irving Elementary in Kansas shares his enthusiasm for starting a partnership with Summit Learning this school year. "We are really excited about the personalized learning approach and the support students will receive during the Summit Mentoring Program," said Everett.

  • Opinion: Tansey Elementary at Forefront of Integrating Technology in the Classroom

    Read the passion Principal Christopher Audette has for "preparing kids for a lifetime of learning as 21st century citizens" at his Massachusetts school. By "building a culture in which all staff are teachers of technology all the time." The effort has been led by Technology Instructional Coach Lisa Furtado and Superintendent Matt Malone, who both helped push the vision for responsible and thoughtful technology integration.

  • Making Science Class the Happiest Place on Earth With Projects

    Zach Jernigan, a sixth-grade science teacher in Virginia, shares his thrill for the Forces at Work-Rollercoaster Design project his students engaged with during a long-term project. He believes project-based learning is an impactful way to engage student imagination and apply new content to real-life scenarios.

  • How My Middle School Son Learned to Not Give Up

    Read about a mother's heartfelt reflections on her son's academic transformation from a passive to active learner. Her son grew empowered to take more ownership over his education and build lifelong skills, such as time management, after realizing the Summit Learning environment values mastery over material before moving onto the next lesson.

  • Chester County Junior High Adopts Innovative Platform That's Been Key to Improvement

    This article shares an inspiring story from a Tennessee Principal Belinda Anderson about her school's impressive academic performance turnaround and why she credits Summit Learning for facilitating "good teaching, period."

  • Farmington High's First Junior Class Earns Highest Average ACT Score in Davis School District

    Hear how a junior class, impressively, improved its average composite ACT score by 1.2 points within the same school year and why the principal attributes their growth in part to Summit Learning.

  • My Turn: Jessica Waters: One-on-One Focus Boosts Students

    Read how the Class of 2019 at Nowell Leadership Academy was their most prepared class since introducing more rigorous graduation requirements. A supportive teacher discusses why Summit Learning's flexibility is a perfect fit for their students who are juggling several responsibilities like supporting their families and becoming a parent.

  • Middle School's New Model Designed to Help Teachers Teach

    Billy Harris, principal of Lincoln County Middle School, succinctly illustrates the Summit Learning instructional model the school undertook this year and clears up any misconceptions about the program.

  • My View: How Personalized Learning Transformed My Classroom

    This article shares how teacher Rachel Hockemeyer's transformative shift to a personalized, student-centered approach cultivated greater community among her classroom by empowering each student to direct and advocate for themselves.

  • Progress with Summit Learning

    Hear how Snow Hill Middle School in Maryland has used Summit Learning over the past three years and how its educators are not only teaching students content, but also "teaching them how to be thinkers."

  • A Principal's End of Year Reflections

    The principal of Bear Lake High School in Idaho looks back at the past school year and how Summer Learning has helped make shifts within the school to better serve its students and prepare them for the future.

  • How Mentoring Helped Me Help My Students

    Learn how a Colorado teacher had one of the best school years in her 22-year career by focusing on mentoring, which allowed her "to connect with and support [her] students like never before."

  • Layman Enjoys Making Math Fun at Carver Middle

    Read how a Teacher of the Year at a Virginia middle school fell in love with Summit Learning due to the authentic relationships she was able to cultivate through mentoring.

  • Innovative Learning Style at an Alaskan High School Brings Positive Change

    Read about Alaska's first school to adopt Summit Learning and the positive effects from cultivating a safe, dynamic learning environment for each student by supporting their individual needs and instilling curiosity and agency they'll need for an ever-changing future.

  • A Year In, Teachers Praise Learning Platform

    Learn how Cedar Crest Intermediate School in Indiana overcame the challenges of adopting a new curriculum and how their persistent implementation led to fulfilled, empowered teachers and students.

  • What the New York Times got Wrong about Education Technology

    This article addresses how teachers and technology can synchronize in public education so teachers can have "ready access to information that enables them to create better and more interactive learning experiences for student."

  • New York Times Student Responses

    Scroll to read direct quotes from current Summit Learning students and why this personalized teaching and learning model is working for them.

  • Summit Learning Statement on New York Times Article

    Recently, The New York Times published a story about the Summit Learning Program. The article was misleading and in several places, factually inaccurate. Overall, we were disheartened to see that the incredible hard work and dedication of our educators was overshadowed by criticisms that don't reflect the experience in the vast majority of Summit classrooms. In our blog, we directly address the key inaccuracies and misconceptions in the article.

  • How a Texas School District Took Personalized Learning From Vision to Reality

    This article shares how Pasadena Independent School District outside of Houston succeeded with personalized learning by communicating often, showing progress, and listening to their community.

  • Santa Fe Pioneers Of Redesign In USD 373

    Read how Summit Learning has been implemented in a Kansas school's redesign and helped shift to a focus on personalized learning.

  • Summit Learning Program Gives Seventh Grade Students More Say in Direction of Education

    Learn how "the numbers are telling a positive story for Saline Area Schools seventh grade" in Michigan and how freedom of choice is pivotal for student engagement.

  • Learning Curve: Holy Family Schools Using Personalized Education Models

    Find out how Holy Family Catholic Schools in Dubuque, Iowa started out with a group of 6th graders using Summit Learning last year, expanded this year to around 340 students, and are meeting goals for academic growth.

  • Andrew Goldin Named New Director of Summit Learning Spin-Off T.L.P. Education

    Former chief of schools and chief program officer at Summit Public Schools, Andrew Goldin, was announced as the executive director of the new nonprofit education organization T.L.P. Education, which will oversee the Summit Learning Program in the new school year.

  • Opinion: Education Isn't Just Teaching—-It's About Being a Mentor

    Hear from Samantha Bartrom, the Principal of Coastal Academy High School in San Diego County, on the importance of creating a school culture focused on mentoring.

  • Focus on students

    A teacher's story of how Summit Learning is helping her challenge her students with an essay project--and how they're rising to the challenge.

  • Letters: Other views on school culture, Enbridge

    Check out this letter to the editor from an 8th grade Summit Learning student about how having a mentor has helped him improve his habits - and his grades.

  • As a mentor and teacher, I make the middle school transition easier for my students

    During National Mentoring Month, this op-ed by a Summit Learning teacher in Pennsylvania focuses on how mentoring has had a positive impact on her students.

  • Study: Culture, relationships key to stopping school shootings

    This article from a Summit Learning school in Colorado shows how building relationships--including through mentoring--can make schools safer.

  • Commentary: Mentoring Can Be a Powerful Force in Kids' Lives. Here Are 3 Ways Mentorships Benefit Students — and 3 Benefits for Teachers

    Summit Learning shares our own perspective on mentoring and its importance in helping both teachers and students.

  • Letter: How We Achieve Student Success

    Summit Learning Chief Program Officer Andrew Goldin shares his vision for student success in personalized learning in this EdWeek Letter to the Editor.

  • Woodland Park Middle School inspires learning, growth via integrated, goal-setting platform

    Reports on the impact of Summit Learning at WPMS, including that Summit students' "achievement [is] higher, their growth is higher, and their discipline is (better)."

  • Op-ed: Her teenage daughter found success with new learning system at FHS

    This parent perspective highlights how her daughter has "become more independent, able to prioritize between school work and other activities and manage her time" with Summit Learning.

  • Op-ed: School doing something new, and it's working

    This is another parent's take on the high-quality rollout of Summit Learning at her son's school and the positive impact she has seen as her son is becoming "a confident, self-motivated student who's excited to reach his academic goals" and "learning skills that will carry with him well beyond high school."

  • Seventh-graders use new learning platform

    Read on to hear more about the introduction of Summit Learning and how teachers are seeing their students gain valuable skills such as goal setting, time management and prioritizing tasks.

  • Access granted

    This article is a spotlight on Summit Learning in Oklahoma City Public Schools, including a quote from a teacher: "I can't believe the growth I have seen through this program. I think students enjoy learning more with this program."

  • Schools don't have to reinvent the wheel

    This article highlights several new models for learning that teachers can use in their own schools.

  • Teachers Praise Summit Learning

    This collection of teacher perspectives highlight quantitative and qualitative successes that educators across the country have seen since introducing Summit Learning in their classrooms.

  • Launching the Kansas Moonshot: How Kansas schools are redesigning K-12 education: Part 2, The Wellington school district

    Learn more about the redesign initiative in Kansas and how schools are changing based on the needs of their specific students and families, instead of the agrarian calendar that has determined school schedules in the past.

  • What inspired me to return to teaching after almost 20 years

    Hear from a veteran teacher about what changed her outlook on education - and inspired her to return to the classroom.

  • I am a teacher and I believe we need to tailor learning to each student

    A Summit Learning teacher in Tennessee shares how education is not one-size-fits-all, and now she is finally able to reach all of her students with the personalized instruction they need.

  • My turn: Personalized learning reaches students

    In this teacher op-ed, middle school teacher Michael Delsesto shares his classroom experience and the deep relationships he's been able to build with his students.

  • Kettle Moraine Middle School offers a 'customizable' learning experience, because not all kids learn the same

    This in-depth article profiles a local school in Wisconsin and follows teachers and students throughout a typical day in a personalized learning classroom.

  • Case study: Giving students more personalized choices takes 'great teaching'

    This EducationWeek case study looks at a school in Providence, Rhode Island and why educators believe it is so important to give students choice and ownership over their own learning.

  • Summit Public Schools Year-End Summary 2017-18

    Learn more about the work of Summit Public Schools and its impact on public education in the annual year-end summary.

  • Preparing teachers for personalized learning

    This piece explains how the new Summit Teacher Residency Program works and gives a glimpse into what teachers do in a Summit Learning classroom.

  • How personalized learning fosters trial, error and a healthy dose of risk,

    In this op-ed, Summit Learning teacher Brandy Holton describes a science experiment in her 6th grade classroom, shares how experiments are different with personalized learning and shares tips for other teachers.

  • I'm a principal who thinks personalized learning shouldn't be a debate

    This excellent op-ed from Summit Learning principal Lisa Epstein describes her school's powerful experience with personalized learning and how it's driven a more student-centric education experience and more growth and strong relationships in her students.

  • For educators and administrators, Summit Learning works

    This positive article shares enthusiastic anecdotes from Summit Learning teachers and school leaders about the experience they've had with Summit in their classrooms, and why it's changed the way they teach.

  • What I'm going to miss about Summit

    In this post from a Summit Learning school leader, she shares how she has found Summit to be transformative in driving growth, enrichment, and a connectivity to both her curriculum and her students she had never experienced before.

  • Teaching award well-deserved

    This Letter to the Editor, coordinated by the Summit Learning Communications team, celebrates a Summit Learning Spotlight teacher for her hard work with her students.

  • How do you fix JCPS's achievement gap? Experts weigh in

    Hear from the school leader at Lexington Traditional Magnet School about how mentoring has helped them to reach and impact their incredibly diverse student population.

  • Diverse charter schools: Blackstone Valley Prep, intentionally diverse network of strong college prep focus

    In this first-ever analysis about diversity in public charter schools by the Century Foundation, Summit Public Schools is recognized for our intentionally diverse approach to learning. Read more about the importance of pursuing diversity as a design principle for creating successful schools.

  • Tulsa school 1 of 16 in state using personalized learning method

    This broadcast clip highlights how Tulsa Memorial Junior High is using Summit Learning to bring personalized learning to its students.

  • In appreciation to teacher, mentor

    Read this great letter from a parent of a student at Royal Spring Middle School in honor of her student's teacher for Teacher Appreciation Week.

  • Summit panel tackles definition of personalized learning

    This article recaps a great session about personalized learning at The Atlantic Education Summit in Washington, with panelists including a Summit Learning teacher from Truesdell who spoke about how Summit benefits her students.

  • Parents gather to speak out on Summit Learning program at BOE

    In their second year with the program, Dexter school district saw a strong show of support for Summit Learning from parents, students and teachers at a recent Board meeting.

  • Choosing personalized learning as a strategy for educational equity

    Learn about several examples of personalized learning, including Summit Learning at a school in DC, and how this approach helps teachers reach every student in their classroom.

  • Expanding access to powerful learning in Tulsa

    Hear about how schools in Tulsa have adopted Summit Learning to dramatically improve student success in their education system.

  • In annual parent letter, Summit Public Schools announces renewed focus on the other school safety issue—data privacy

    Read more about a letter from our CEO Diane Tavenner about the importance of student data privacy, and Summit's commitment to the schools we serve.

  • A Year At DelSesto: Will A Bet On Computerized Learning Pay Off?

    This 5-minute radio piece talks about the effectiveness of personalized learning. While it does mischaracterize the role of technology in the classroom, it includes positive voices from students and teachers at Delsesto Middle School in Rhode Island.

  • Embraced by low-tuition Jewish schools, 'blended learning' now catching on more widely

    This article profiles several Jewish schools that are using Summit Learning to introduce personalized learning into their classroom.

  • EES redesign: Perspective of a teacher and parent

    This op-ed in a local paper from a teacher and parent shares a day in the life of a student and rationale for their recent school redesign.

  • How my students learned to reach their goals

    Read this compelling op-ed from a Summit Learning teacher at Highland Middle School about the impact of goal-setting in her classroom.

  • Rethinking grade levels and school design for personalized learning

    CICS West Belden in Chicago is tackling personalized learning in many ways. This article describes why they offer multi-age classrooms in their elementary school and the success they've seen.

  • Gateway students tackle math

    This short article highlights one middle school math teacher's take on why Summit Learning works for math students.

  • School board approves new contract for superintendent

    This Alaska high school has seen incredible impact with Summit Learning, which has helped to double the graduation rate.

  • Personalized learning gives students a sense of control over chaotic lives

    This story highlights how one middle school in Colorado reorganized itself into a school of innovation through Summit Learning.

  • How do you introduce parents to your learning model? Send them to Bootcamp

    This article contains great tips on how to improve parent engagement and communication.

  • Can a 'no excuses' charter teach students to think for themselves?

    This extensive article covers how a Brooklyn school created a new school model based on Summit to improve student behavior, engagement and independence.

  • Voices from classroom: I changed my classroom after 20 years because the world has changed

    Hear from a Summit Learning teacher in Kentucky in this op-ed about how his experience as a veteran teacher has changed with Summit.

  • A new way to do high school? Tulsa Public Schools program to explore options

    Learn more about how schools in Tulsa are transforming education and focusing on personalized learning.

  • Analysis: Teaching, Technology, Transformation — 5 Ways to Talk (and Think) About Personalized Learning

    In this contributed article, Learning Accelerator CEO Beth Rabbitt shares five essential points about personalized learning to get the conversation started.

  • Reader Responds to Personalized Learning Special Report

    Education Post CEO Peter Cunningham addresses common myths about personalized learning and sets the record straight

  • More Personal Means More Equitable and Just

    This great blog post from CZI Education President Jim Shelton reflects on how personalized learning can make equal opportunity real.

  • Most Pregnant and Parenting Students Don't Graduate. Here's How One Rhode Island High School Is Helping Its Teens Beat the Odds

    This is an interesting feature about Summit Learning in place in a nontraditional high school in Rhode Island, and how it works so well with the flexible schedule requirements of their students.

  • 3 Middle School Projects That Cultivate Skills Needed for Adulthood

    This contributed article provides some great examples of Summit Learning's real-world projects and how they teach students valuable cognitive skills and content knowledge.

  • Summit Now Partnering With Over 300 Schools

    This brief article highlights the growth of the Summit Learning Program and its progress so far. The reporter sets up a clear contrast between critiques and Summit's model where "students spend most of their day collaborating on projects, not starting at screens."

  • Case studies: Lessons from 3 schools

    Education Week spotlights three schools using different approaches to personalized learning to share the experience for teachers and students. In this article, Fresno's Aspen Valley Prep Academy shares how Summit Learning is impacting their students, giving them more accountability and an ability to set goals for themselves.

  • The path to personalized learning is not straight

    This article recaps a school panel at the recent iNACOL symposium in Florida, where three schools discuss their journey to personalized learning, including CICS West Belden, a charter school in Chicago that has implemented Summit Learning.

  • The 'A' word: Dianne Tavenner—'What I really want to know are yes-or-no answers to 3 things'

    As part of an ongoing series on Accountability in education, in this Q&A Summit CEO and Founder Dianne Tavenner describes how Summit Learning marries values and data to constantly improve classroom instruction and student outcomes.

  • The Summit Learning Program: Developing critical thinking skills in Dexter's students

    Read more about why this Michigan school district is implementing Summit Learning in their classrooms, and how they see their students applying knowledge and using critical thinking through projects and mentoring.

  • 3 middle school projects that cultivate skills needed for adulthood

    This contributed article highlights why it is so crucial for classrooms to focus on teaching habits and skills to help students become career-ready, through examples of different Summit Learning projects.

  • In Student Hands

    In this op-ed, a Summit teacher shares her experience working with education technology, and how with the right tools, personalized learning has transformed her classroom.

  • Summit Learning gives students freedom, teaches responsibility

    In this video, hear from Pennysylvania teachers and high school students about their experience using Summit Learning, its "rigorous, but flexible curriculum" and how it's helping them become more self-directed.

  • These 3 California school networks are models for new Gates Foundation investments in education

    This article highlights Summit Public Schools and our success as a great example of the types of education investments that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will continue to make to transform education.

  • Why did Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg visit Eastern Kentucky on Sunday?

    Learn more about Mark Zuckerberg's recent visit to Eastern Kentucky to see how Kentucky schools are transforming education with Summit Learning.

  • Scaling Personalized Learning at Distinctive Schools: Going Slow to Go Fast

    This contributed post from the Executive Director of Personalized Learning at Distinctive Schools, a charter school system in Chicago, shares valuable tips on how to successfully implement and scale personalized learning for educators and students.

  • Resilience, Risk-Taking, and Dreaming Big

    Melinda Gates shares the "eye-opening lesson's" learned from her work with teachers and students over the past several years.

  • Park City Learning Center embraces new approach, name

    Learn more about a new Summit Learning school in Park City, Utah and why they chose Summit Learning for their students.

  • The Science Behind Summit Public Schools' Model

    This op-ed from Summit's Chief Academic Officer Adam Carter details the learning science and research behind the Summit Learning approach.

  • Supporting Educators as Ambassadors for Mastery-based Learning

    Hear tips from Caitlyn Herman, head of schools for Summit Public Schools in the Bay Area, about the importance of communications in your school community.

  • How it works: A new report explains the research behind a school model

    Learn more about the launch of the Science of Summit report, the research behind it and how it's relevant for educators everywhere.

  • Summit Learning: Empowering Students to Live the Lives They Want to Lead

    Summit Learning mentor Nicholas Kim explains how the Summit Learning approach helps students learn about the benefits of a growth mindset and college and career readiness.

  • Personalized Learning Is a Mindset Not a Prescribed Model

    This profile of two Summit Learning schools in Chicago discusses why they chose personalized learning.

  • Together, technology and teachers can revamp schools

    This article showcases several examples of how technology can support teachers in transforming their classrooms.

  • Personalized Learning Residency Places Teachers at Summit Public Schools

    Learn more about Summit's new teacher residency program, a credentialing program built around personalized learning.

  • Priscilla Chan is running one of the most ambitious philanthropies in the world

    This story provides background on Priscilla Chan and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative's philosophy on philanthropy and education.

  • Not Just Buzzwords: How Teachers Bring Big Ideas, Innovative Practices to Life

    Read a profile of Summit Learning school Delsesto Middle School, a Rhode Island school with a compelling perspective on personalized learning and technology.