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The New York Times | 08.09.16

Facebook Helps Develop Software That Puts Students in Charge of Their Lesson Plans

Natasha Singer

D&S fellow Natasha Singer co-wrote a piece discussing Facebook’s new partnership with Summit Public Schools to ‘introduce a free student-directed learning system’.

The Facebook-Summit partnership, by contrast, is more of a ground-up effort to create a national demand for student-driven learning in schools. Facebook announced its support for the system last September; the company declined to comment on how much it is spending on it. Early this month, Summit and Facebook opened the platform up to individual teachers who have not participated in Summit’s extensive on-site training program.

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