The Cost of Personalized Learning? Six Figures, Then Status Quo

Last updated: 02-13-2018

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The Cost of Personalized Learning? Six Figures, Then Status Quo

Shifting to a personalized-learning model requires that schools make a six-figure upfront investment, more than 40 percent of which is likely to go to technology, according to a new analysis of six "breakthrough" Chicago  district and charter schools.

After that one-time infusion of resources, though, it's possible for schools to sustain such new approaches with only nominal changes in how much money they spend on both ed tech and people, the analysis found.

The real long-term changes come in how schools organize their work, said Katie Morrison-Reed, the director of Afton Partners, a consulting group that provides financial analysis for schools and education organizations.


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