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Massachusetts Districts Now Trade Notes on Best Paths to Personalized Learning

Blended learning was the gateway to personalized learning in the Natick Public Schools, about 20 miles west of Boston. The district made sure each child had a laptop to use in class almost a decade ago, according to the current director of digital learning, Grace Magley. For the last three years or so, however, the focus has shifted. Project-based learning, where students have opportunities to dive deep into topics that interest and absorb them, has become a priority, and with it, the attempt to better engage students in their own education.