New Private-Public Partnership Seeks to Accelerate Personalized Learning...

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New Private-Public Partnership Seeks to Accelerate Personalized Learning in Massachusetts

Dec 14, 2016

A SWEET PARTNERSHIP: Exciting news for East Coast edtech innovators: The LearnLaunch Institute and the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education today announced a new public-private partnership aimed to get personalized learning tactics and tools exchanged and successfully implemented in more schools. The program, called the Massachusetts Personalized Learning Edtech Consortium (MAPLE), brings together 12 innovative “catalyst districts” to share funding strategies, digital tools and solutions they’ve gathered with other schools looking to implement personalized learning approaches.

“MAPLE it is an opportunity to expand the ways in which our schools and districts can learn from each other, accelerate their interests and expand the classroom beyond four walls,” Mitchell Chester, Massachusetts commissioner of elementary and secondary education, said in an interview.

MAPLE, which intends to add up to 30 more districts to its consortium in the next year, has so far received funding support from the Barr Foundation and Nellie Mae Education Foundation. David O’Connor, whose résumé includes roles at Pearson, TEACH-NOW, Amplify Learning and other education initiatives, will serve as executive director or the program.


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