Kentucky school uses tech to rethink schooling

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

A Kentucky school district is increasing student freedoms and performance while zeroing out its dropout rate.

Taylor County School District (TCSD) in Campbellsville, Kentucky has eliminated traditional grade levels, hoping to better challenge and engage students. The district instead tests, observes, and places students at their own pace.

Relying on regularly collected student data, teacher training, technology, and a ten-year plan, the district is revolutionizing what it means to be a public school. For one, students spend their days attending classes virtually or with an instructor but are not assigned to a specific teacher or grade.

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