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Education in America is changing.
Today we take you into the future we're digital technologies transforming schools tailoring education to meet every student's specific -- Welcome to Fox News reporting fixing our schools I'm Juan Williams in this special we look at solutions and success.
Once the envy of the world the American public school system has fallen tragically behind.
According to a 2011 study the United States is rank thirtieth -- -- 23 in science seventeenth and literacy.
30% of America's high school students drop out and never graduate.
That's sorry statistic was dramatically illustrated on the National Mall one and -- desperate each of the 857.
Who drop out of school every hour of every school there.
There is no doubt.
Public education is in crisis and the time to find a solution is now.
Coming you'll see how innovative technology is revolutionizing.
Kids and their parents tell us why it's working for them now.
To start off a public charter school in Yuma Arizona.
Rick -- in the school's founder looked around his office one day and saw a laptop.
-- Smartphone a tablet digital technology that made him more productive.
But it wasn't being used in classrooms.
So he transformed his traditional school into one it's preparing students for the 21 century.
-- ADM is unlike any school.
You've ever seen.
Security -- Office cubicle.
-- checking up on -- crowd and on -- Jim Lehrer in what way these are kids.
This is our one room school it's very much -- office model.
Check -- dean of students -- -- medium collegiate high school and middle schools.
It's coming in they see their schedule they go to meeting.
They come back to their cubicle and work.
They don't break -- go to another meaning to -- -- model and it seems to work for kids with special needs and and everyone yes.
They really didn't make -- you understand everything.
I really like yeah I mentioned this thing about the school keep telling them -- -- -- to come back we're here I'm not gonna leave here.
Why are these young people so excited about school and learn.
Part radiant as one of the most fascinating -- the burning schools were seen across the country right now.
Michael -- is coauthor of the book disrupt the class he defines blended learning -- the integration computer based instruction with traditional teaching.
-- guy uses on -- learning and some really innovative ways and really cool structure.
It doesn't look anything like school -- the main concepts of what we're doing here is to empower students to take charge of their education they are working independently but also cooperatively with the teachers with our staff with -- team.
Rick Fox has its founder and CEO of this innovative public charter school.
In Yuma Arizona.
Its search students' grades six to twelve.
The town sits near the borders of California and Mexico.
And has the distinct honor of being -- study its place on earth.
That according to the Guinness book of world records but that's not what has boxed -- smile.
Over the last four years we've had -- 94% efficiency rating across the board with all of our content it's.
36% of our students are not only proficient.
In reading writing.
And but -- also exceeding all state standards equally impressive.
There's no achievement gap between children of different races and no difference between poor and -- -- So we find some out of the lower end of the economic sense they are actually performing -- or some of the others that don't have those kind of disadvantages.
Additionally for two consecutive years we let the entire state of student growth.
The results just jump off the it's one of the best schools in Arizona.
Very limited dollars what makes -- be deemed so radical is the teachers do not provide primary instruction to students.
Instead that comes from an online -- system called education when he went.
Teachers don't have to teach the core subjects.
No one sites that'll fashion moving through the -- depends on you if.
Ninth grader at least the -- Grimes was a top winners at the recent Tucson regional science -- She's ahead in all her classes your house faster house in -- certainly if I could finish the -- alien movement that.
You're not stuck by the speed of the slowest in the class.
Every student has personalized education they can work as fast as they -- we have a minimum takes -- -- -- -- rain keeps a close watch.
Spending most of his -- in the learning center he's their during school hours Monday through Thursday.
School on Friday is only for kids needing extra help and catching it.
The learning center as the place where major part of it.
The learning takes place on curriculum in any given time there can be a 230 students in one room.
-- kind of how this outnumbered but haven't figured that out yet what he needs to zero only five full time certified teachers or -- They are backed by poor parent professionals or assistant coach -- -- equipped with real time -- on student performance from.
All of our staff that carried data on books and things like that where they can talk to kids and they can bring up -- data.
Instantaneously find out where they're doing it didn't happen that.
Reinforcing that they are the teachers long term relationships with their students.
Coaches teach every -- so they learned student's strengths and weaknesses over time.
And that's all you're closer to your teachers.
Senior Rebecca Modine has been at the school since sixth grade.
You can talk to them about anything basically most of -- The coach's job is to apply the computer -- In the real world workshops and one of our sixth graders learning how to divide fractions or on the computer it looks one way.
-- how practical is so when.
That student goes into mr.
elements math class.
He will actually have -- do a project that would show why is well.
Applies maps to -- aviation and what -- or whatever their interest and that is the job of our classroom teachers to make that we're -- on the computer problem.
And allow them to use their creativity.
Their personalities to becoming the is it really understand what they're learning.
The just -- Language arts -- Rachel harper offers another advantage -- Nobody knows exactly what last and when they get something that they don't understand you don't have to be in -- to let the teacher now.
Because I can see that and I can.
But that I would hit it teach you had asked me and it helped elect in a class -- that they like you never want to -- -- -- -- I would say that's is that I don't -- feel like.
I don't get it and I was in the -- and everything else.
So I would just like act like and when it.
One of the things that's really important to -- is it's -- trying still puts the teacher at the sun.
20/20 CEOs ferry factor is a -- of good teachers she sees technology in painting the teachers will.
We -- that computer freeing up the teacher to work on the more high value.
Kind of activities in the classroom coaching it's just and mentoring students providing encouragement that they need -- wolves to.
Now -- prove it.
-- sound and picture.
That -- you.
Come to him and having him tense -- here.
Collier Rodriguez transfer to -- medium a year ago she -- and had trouble communicating with teachers at her old public school.
So she played hooky for twenty straight days before she got called.
Now with computers providing help her relationships with teachers have improved -- has gone from failing to succeed.
They sent kinda idea canine unit -- we can start this.
Mom is pleased she's doing -- -- disliked school but now she loves it it is about relationships with the students.
The mission statement -- -- good.
High school -- -- -- knowledge.
And power with character and what from.
Test scores are up at this school and so is still -- responsibility.
For their own success.
Straight ahead how young people and teachers that -- they DMC is the day every day.
They begin to take responsibility.
How to be responsible for time management and course management and they're learning styles.
Digital technology forces students -- -- be deemed to be responsible for their own progress.
And remember that old and of school year run that goes no more pencils no more books well that could be there and -- -- -- -- -- The really explain -- -- -- The cool thing about Fiat software -- here -- -- is that students aren't allowed to move on to the next lesson until they actually mastered the lesson is currently on.
Is this little progress bar above each child's self learning that -- when you're on pace you're behind Hastert making progress.
When you're -- you're behind you -- your familiar target greens ahead.
Seventh grader Daniel -- in his system sixth grader Caylee might have only been -- partly -- for half a year.
-- their brain and Radian Group.
Mainly I evenly distribute my -- throughout all my subjects.
I'm on target every day occasionally twelfth grader Daniel quest.
Take mental break he played video games.
It is permitted with the understanding that there are consequences.
The coaches we'll see what -- been doing and they seemed very little.
They they cannot block -- -- -- also if you have a favorite class like I do bill block that class.
Your favorite class and make -- do the other.
They begin to take responsibility.
How to be responsible for time management and course management and they're learning -- The 20/20 lesson -- is very -- And can be customized for each school there are state and district standards that differ from place to place.
And the school district wants to focus on a different set of standards -- at the size a different part of the curriculum we can do that.
Incorporated into the mini 20/20 less -- activities are -- test.
We'll have really -- And even games and -- I think -- -- instruction where it as a teacher like explains teal on the computer.
Then at the end of each course -- -- -- Cumulative test is taken.
The assessments are ongoing so -- school district always knows where every student in school.
The curriculum assessments on -- -- when he went via the built in but we also have teacher made assessment we also use acuity.
It's a national assessment that allows us to do with third party kind of -- valuation.
And it -- -- that information with constant this year with here.
Here it's real time.
Any day a parent can log on and see there's been progress at any given time you can check in on and see where your child -- asked.
Rebecca -- these parents Dan and Diane appreciate the steady flow of the.
Just go online and check Canon's scene where they're at with their work or if you prefer the old -- way.
Anytime we wanted to know moderate grazer are you don't know who have caught here mr.
-- -- 21 century technology rules in this school.
Black ports have been replaced with a high tide pools -- scoreboard tells me the teacher to.
Basically bring outside activities in via the Internet and information is literally in the palm of your.
I have a Droid Smartphone and every day.
Multiple time today I'm receiving data on the students I absolutely believe it's the future of education in America.
It's been it's invaded every area of life we're not suggesting that every school look like -- Padilla.
We are suggesting that every school make use of technology and leverages our team are -- -- DM is working morsels like you're being planned and when they open soon in Indiana.
And now here's a fact you can bank up.
As they switch from print to digital schools are saving money.
And it's also paying off in student success.
That story next.
We have to move from print to digital as fast as we can you really don't leave the world in this conversion which we should only be a -- We've seen innovation do wonders for one school in Arizona now it's bringing excitement to a small suburban school district in North Carolina.
Students at the eight schools and more Israel are using technology to get on the fast track to success.
Remember when all you keepers who was sharp pencil and a composition -- -- you ever forget lugging all those expensive heavy textbooks around.
Don't use textbooks the biggest thing in your book bag your computer.
I was pretty much welcome.
To what could be the future of American education.
Is located here in Morrisville North Carolina but stop here.
-- there was probably best known as the home of NASCAR racing not for state of the art school.
But now the school district is gaining national attention over its conversion to 20% -- -- now.
It's visionary superintendent.
Is doctor mark it.
All of our students third through twelve and laptops and we are using digital content -- that allows us to personalize approach to -- -- And bring a level of data and information about students that otherwise would be impossible.
Now how do you give everyone a laptop because laptops cost money.
Well we have re purpose to our funding we we -- 100 in the state 115 districts and fun so we're considered a theory.
Modestly funded school district and how much do you spend per pupil.
We spend 7400.
Dollars roughly for people Hillary.
First what's the cost of the -- We charge a fifty dollar what we call user -- we've had families and abroad and a big chore of the points they've had tough times -- they said we're in.
-- -- here's our fifty dollars.
While Edwards budget was cut.
And he had to lay off 10% -- his staff.
Including 37 teachers his reforms improve graduation rates from 77.
In five years.
So how did -- find the money for the laptop.
So we've moved away from textbooks we've -- Yeah we used to have classroom sets of dictionaries in a thesaurus or tuchman is -- every student has that access and they have a home in school.
But we're not buying those materials anymore -- warned online content.
Edwards' success is also due to not having to fight -- teachers -- in this right to work state.
And you had the ability to let bad teachers -- that's correct and you think that's different than what -- -- most school districts are strong team hasn't.
I haven't worked in a state.
With unions but I know I've -- colleagues -- talk about some of the processes.
And I really do believe.
They get when it went any organization teacher unions -- anyone else if you defend the indefensible.
When you defend teachers that no one would want to have for their children it's wrong.
We're sharing our success is -- more inviting.
Others outside -- community comment.
More Israel's mayor is miles at this company initiative is really put wars -- in the forefront in terms of drawing people who want to come and allow their children have access to the technology.
To the culture and environment that the from this industry offers and so literally you had companies decide to come here because of -- -- absolutely.
And was on the improvement.
Their decision a lot of is -- executives along those families have their kids and and more from its -- The Atkins remains -- their daughter -- accomplishments.
My daughter recently did a project on Pakistan.
And she had -- -- is she had music.
She has her own voice over the connection here -- really hot and the temperature definitely -- -- -- it's a two minute movie.
She did write the script.
But it's not us it's not open a textbook and write a two page summary about Pakistan as -- -- It's toward both an intermediate and high school the holy books that we -- were now.
We in divorce proceedings with textbooks bill Parker just retired as executive director for elementary education in Morrisville.
He previously worked with doctor Edwards at another school district in Virginia.
Change to be messy changed recently difficult.
Change was necessary for us to really.
Meet the challenges and he's you know he wouldn't say we've had teachers who says I can't imagine one -- the call -- world on back to the old world.
And we were teaching and wishing and hoping guessing.
And when you cut the teaching staff you saw then I'd jump in terms of your size of classrooms.
It went from about seventeen students per class about thirty students per Clayton and you're telling us.
That this in fact has led to better results higher levels of achievement for your students.
-- Refer to -- are teachers as a roaming conductors they might.
Move over here and work with the wood winds and might ask a particular trumpet to pump it up a little bit.
But they're working and providing much more individual.
Instruction than we've ever seen sometimes -- -- email -- they're learning.
Amy Smith teaches reading to fourth fifth and sixth graders when it comes to something so -- -- the ability to read.
Does that help.
They're -- morning dates and -- -- and a general class discussion where they have to wait their turn once students talking all of my students are reading an actual paper novel.
But yes they're responding on the computer every state with corresponding.
Back and forth on their laptop and have to wait their turn.
Or reserve -- it's -- sit back and not participate.
We definitely airlock quest to change just because there's just something else -- next -- my.
Long and I previous school distinct that wasn't a lot -- To connect to except for -- lessons but how because of the CD Regis yeah he's been -- -- -- recently rose.
And so you can always like conversely people in your group when you're looking for information.
Safety scientists have said -- can say anything like Wikipedia which is sometimes when -- -- you have.
Teachers and school officials from over forty states have come to -- to observe the winning formula doctor Edwards created here five years ago.
I think that the other schools around the country would be wives.
To adopt a model like this.
Leon Prejean is -- whose daughter -- graduated two years ago his son Leon junior just graduated.
He was offered a -- for -- academic scholarship.
To study pharmaceuticals signs.
Probably it may have been about the foods with meeting that we had heard of Argentina.
And to have the opportunity to sit down with doctor Woodson talked about.
The -- conversion and what we could do to try and help educate our young people.
For their futures.
Coming up next how real time assessments that the more -- -- schools makes all the difference for student achievement.
And I get schooled in a popular man game.
Education's very complex and -- doses of phenomenal vision and we are -- you'll be the first to save it is not technology by itself.
It's better professional development is better training is engaged in the community.
Both parties have been talking about education reform for quite awhile.
It's time to come together to get it done.
So that we can truthfully say in America no child will be left behind.
Not one single job.
It's been ten years since President Bush's No Child Left Behind act passed the US congress with broad bipartisan support.
For the first time it -- federal education funding.
To student performance the aim was to improve education by holding teachers and administrators accountable for the success or the failure of their students.
The goal was for American students to achieve 100% proficiency in math and reading by the 2012 school year.
Well obviously that goal will not be met.
But testing and accountability have changed their profession of teaching in the American classroom today it's no longer one size fits all.
Now let's rejoin story in more Israel North Carolina.
As a lifelong educator doctor Edwards believes that accountability is absolutely necessary.
So you don't have any problem with that hide accountability standards and No Child Left Behind for the incentives and raised in -- -- despite.
The large public opposition to these programs I was -- principal.
For several years and we had no bill last year we cut some of the testing and Carolina and I was very upset about it but we're trying to compete with.
South Korea India Japan and other countries we need to be measuring what we're doing if you ask any player do you want to have.
Proof that you will have an excellent teacher.
And when you say how do you prove it you have to look at the achievement -- we've been doing it more -- about five years.
We use achievement data for teacher evaluation.
Before there was any state or even national we've done that -- As a matter practice because it just makes sense -- Laptop data also provides real time assessments.
Of student progress so my job is completely changed from.
The teacher being at the front of the -- to me.
-- the lesson towards each individual student and in just walking around monitoring their process.
Fourth grade math teacher Kelly Thompson has -- to -- -- parks improve her grades -- eighties.
With the help of computer assessment.
I can get immediate feedback and I don't have to wait and it's checking the problem for me so it saves me tons and tons of time as a teacher.
Remember how doctor Edwards referred to as teachers as -- conductors.
-- thing about it is actually look at her -- problems same multiplication patterns.
It will pull -- the exact problems.
And I can analyze them -- teachers make the same mistakes over and over.
Exactly how to -- me take her at that time.
Teachers can more easily follow every -- ups and down.
And help or any student in need arrives quickly.
As a reporter I -- to experience the excitement of learning with laptop.
So I decided to accept the challenge of taking an.
Online math quiz called some dog and play against the fourth graders.
Boys and girls mr.
Williams is here from New York after Fox News and he wanted to come in and see some great students are we in the right place.
Once you've explained mr.
Williams that you're playing this game show -- -- we'll do it wouldn't like.
I dragged him over there.
I do that -- but.
-- They've rigged the game against just like an old guy comes and you know.
Yeah -- again.
Other -- -- -- didn't guard the thing about it he's wanted to -- -- World -- you think this is calculating man yeah.
Really the better man having them for the computer.
Yeah boys and girls let's give mr.
Williams a nice round of applause okay.
-- -- -- -- -- More -- high school we discovered students using their laptops to enhance their education via Skype I'm -- And it's an independent -- -- changed a lot -- I want you.
And that nothing about it.
And I speaking.
Katie -- -- French teacher Tracy -- gave us a live demonstration.
Sydney even its hottest and thank you yeah.
Teams meet with the real actors percent.
Yeah yeah yeah he's eaten.
Immediately gives -- -- and it I'm studying.
-- never was a big fan of the -- -- -- in we have with sat in particular.
The time we got a text -- in her hands it was already five years out of date.
High school biology teacher Scott Bruce and his students see other advantages to lap times we had a snow day.
A couple years ago that we were able to do Oman reviews.
With the students -- at home.
I'm not -- out at the end of the day because I haven't had to stand there and try to cost.
They give them Terrell.
I would be so horrible with -- organization that I would lose papers -- and -- affect my grades and class migrate to come out.
From has been decent at some -- to season -- Not only -- -- -- like debates correct.
But they give us life lessons such as organization which is a major part.
Good people skills communication and writing skills all that they're not playing we're looking for jobs and not -- so much now.
This is a thing.
-- -- -- -- The solutions -- for student success at one school in Arizona and and that's small school district in North Carolina.
Are years away from most American schools but one large states Florida.
Has developed a formula for success that relies less on technology and more on the accountability.
Of its teachers.
Another high performing nations its doctors lawyers engineers and teachers are the same status level.
For us is doctors -- engineers and teachers down here that's fundamentally wrong.
Games that we have in the earliest grades and our flowing into the middle school and high school.
So long term effort before it is one of the models in the country.
We went to Florida to see how -- special formula is helping teachers make a difference.
Because ultimately technology will never replace great teachers they'll always be needed to inspire students and to turn around failing schools.
And that's true right now across America.
High school graduation day.
Florida has become -- that's for education.
Reform in America.
Graduation rates gone up every year from the bottom literally the bottom number 52 now where we're at the national average.
Graduation rates climb from 56%.
In Florida in the last ten years.
-- graduation rates nationally have struggled.
Former governor Jeb Bush says there's a formula to Florida's games.
Bush brought the education establishment to implement bold reforms that are now being adopted in other states.
The former formula is focused on accountability and the way we do that is.
We grade schools ABC -- the critic says.
-- you know these politicians.
-- know anything about education most of this is not about dictating.
What teachers do it's about.
Of the results.
One of Bush's most important reforms was improving literacy.
He began by focusing on how to better teach reading beginning in 1990.
Over 30% of the children of the year prior -- below basic readers 88 for some of them the year before passed on to fourth grade.
And we said no more teachers began to teach.
They begin to develop strategies we cut in half the functional illiteracy rate in the state.
We went to Rosemont elementary school in Orlando to see how a failing school turned itself around and became a model of school reform.
It took a new principal patty Harrelson and devoted teachers.
I would say at least sixty to 70% of the students not -- on -- -- A year -- that this is just that I might give meaning to the -- -- just give me the -- -- the music teacher and I'm like -- and the new principal and doesn't teach reading out.
Without reading they're gonna have that I missed out on science and missed out on math especially cameras and -- -- -- -- reading to fifth graders.
Yeah EEU commissioners and I guarantee you -- -- Targeted instruction that it's greater hand -- -- make big key and it's nice.
Which -- -- -- classroom she was at but a third grade reading level struggling breeder.
But she's made a year and a half growth -- scored one of the highest scores in my class.
And on the benchmark tests.
When I first -- email -- hanging out being.
And now I'm gaining EP.
Reading scores have rose -- have increased 10% book writing scores are up 86%.
The Florida formula pay schools that -- a great joy and McCall's with the teachers -- she says that money should be spent differently we should be used.
-- our dollars to make sure that all of our schools are adequately funded.
That they have the best infrastructure.
That they are modernized.
That's like paying for grades.
You're giving financial incentive schools that are doing better so I guess the other system is to pay for failure.
I'd be -- for improvement.
And providing incentives -- not received an a grade and with it 56000.
Most of the money went to stand in homes.
Yeah I don't know.
All of our schools deserve back.
Not just certain schools we go about using -- -- -- thought I dedicated workforce that's what makes it a winning formula.
Not necessarily the foreign and let himself.
If you -- the morning to -- with that cancer.
Once you reach a certain level.
-- -- This coating can he have a member of the legislature greatly impact the laws that are created.
We went to Edgewater high school also in Orlando to see how teachers are working with the -- of formula to reduce top themselves.
Does not crazy look at that read so much fun and -- Up until two years ago the school was -- The building was literally falling apart.
Part of the turn around and -- quarter included construction of a new school it increased community pride.
Academic improvements also required teachers were willing to build young minds through innovation.
How did the framers of our government want our government acts like how you figure out how to get him to listen here.
Some people you fancy technology in use computers and other people.
-- -- -- -- -- Kyle lecture is an advanced placement history teacher.
He succeeded in increasing the number of students willing to take -- typical advanced placement courses.
The ratification of that -- happen by the senate which I thought taken him back I'd never seen a teacher who is so.
-- I guess intense.
Florida seniors like -- Michael Taylor.
Are not taking eight.
EP hand have grown by 249%.
Since the start of the Florida formula.
The number of minority students passing the test has tripled.
Kids want to be challenged they want to do well for people that they care about and you've seen out three times on three different tests.
When kids have good teachers that they respect.
They change they blossom my tests where usually in the CD rains and the thrashers let.
You can do about it and like now I don't think so late this is this is normal for -- but we'll just try.
In the next test I gotta be why did he cares so much I don't get it but.
After taking it's cost I really appreciate.
You just have to find on the -- -- and or coerced them into thinking that what you're teaching is interest thing.
Kevin rocks and eighty.
Help senior Jonathan Schroeder develop a passion for science.
So throwing occasional launcher and bullying.
Getting in by its there was a big troublemaker here.
Until I started getting into the more science courses and engineering stuff.
He didn't necessarily always make the best decisions when it came to shouldn't do his homework it makes it a lot easier for the students to connect with.
A teacher that's actually passionate about the subject when you can involve the learning process.
-- with play -- but that really just increases the amount retention finding that really helped me.
And I didn't even realize it until.
You know junior year when I said I haven't really gotten in trouble let's hear what's going off.
Jonathan was part of a team that won a space station design competition held the Johnson Space Center in Houston.
He's going to Valencia college in the fall to study engineering.
-- experience suggests that we -- the bottom of the pack.
And now we're we see the kind of improvement that that other people can model and see improvement in their states as well.
44 other states have adopted parts of the Florida formula.
We show you how technology and great teachers make an impact on students.
But wait until you see how digital learning is helping teachers make a difference.
In large urban schools where dropout rates are the highest.
Every segment of American society has gone to a technological revolution and education is stuck in -- nineteenth century model.
You've seen how did you learning is helping students and teachers in a small school in the Arizona desert.
And in a school district in North Carolina.
But can't technology being used this fix America's larger urban schools yes.
At the school of one in New York City the classroom has been re imagined.
What the school on essentially uses trying to customize -- educational experiences.
Well -- dramatically.
-- -- focusing on the specific needs and that's what striving to host one.
My -- -- is we have to television because they put music on.
To -- them out -- music plants through the hallways at school of one while the students are changing classes.
It's just one hint that the innovative learning techniques being used this pilot finance program.
Even their lesson plan is on the computers in the form of a plea.
But the beginning of the year they pick a fight that that's.
Based on that diagnostic tests they've actually get a -- list.
He left -- this is a teacher and technical director at school will be one.
The playlist that the students learning plan for the year it's created from data on students' academic progress and went through a special program called an algorithm.
-- -- -- them basically makes that playlist and make sure that they've gone through all those -- on -- list.
Education is a business -- the Angelos the principal at -- -- when he eight.
We're school when his house if you really want to understand what you customer needs unique.
Good if it's not good.
-- can be very dangerous it's the Swiss -- problems on education and move on even though they have big holes in their understanding.
At the end -- each day what a student has learned is measured with a five question assessment.
And if -- still isn't always go back intact.
UNESCO and see the mistakes that you made it may have won are excellent read and just happy to -- -- alliance they get into the next -- Based on the students' answers the computer determines the best way to teach that child the physical design of the school was constructed to allow students to work at their own paints.
In one area a teacher can work with a small group.
In another area there's live online tutoring.
We're talking about.
Great tries to pull the top four match best matches for each student.
Looking at -- like working groups they like working with certain teachers.
Christopher -- is with new classrooms.
A nonprofit group that designs unique software for schools identified these types of lessons and gives us the ranking -- for.
I think the plane is that you killer from a computer and have.
-- They're trying to see which one Mueller that do you know a little bit more of what it would look like -- was an equation and not just the ground.
To be very very.
Routine type assessments they can see where -- -- strengths are.
And where we just saw Joseph Klein and CEO of amplify the education division -- News Corp.
Fox News parent company.
Klein helped develop school of one when he was New York City school -- use technology now again -- computer.
-- really improving instruction.
By helping teachers do their work in a much more effective way.
5000 some -- already here in the school -- computers teachers have more time to work.
So the question but -- usually asked is -- I would ever go back to traditional teaching and there's no way I know it's a hell but very emphatically.
Didn't like school.
They local school board there's a big misconception in the world.
That teachers become irrelevant -- there couldn't be further from the truth let the computer do what computers do really well it's that.
Humans can do what humans uniquely well we expected teachers do she's got to prepare -- lesson plan every day she got to grade all things why do we make the job.
And he future.
Helped to develop the technology to track student Dave Wallace is able to figure out the reason she can't do decimals description of a master fractions.
So if you keep trying to teacher decimals.
Without going back and teaching the fact is it's not gonna work.
You said the revolution's gonna come from technology.
Imagine you're going to be charges -- the private sector just wants those public dollars that's why their interest in education.
How do you respond lots of money goes into the private sector you know the text books -- people by you have.
The other products has to schools use.
And that's doesn't undermine what's right for children.
But the opportunity to have people use new and different things to be more effective.
Teachers and administrators with the information to talk to parents to figure out an action plan that their son or daughter can be successful.
Now the evidence is right -- -- -- it.
Are those models.
Able to be adapted -- big city urban school districts like you.
Like these I think they can.
It doesn't happen overnight students' scores are rising at school one in the -- -- successful program will be expanding it for more student.
The critics would say.
There's no proven track record here shouldn't he be trying it out before he brings -- the premiere school district in the United States New York City.
Question is no proven track record that's when innovation is all about.
If -- afraid to try different things and it's pretty clear to me would continue to get the same results and we get the same results that released and undermine our country.
This is seeking change.
Very powerful it's totally unbelievable you have to come see it and -- Fox News team is -- -- that the fast pace of improvement possible in schools nationwide.
Through the use of the latest technology.
Shaping education to every individual student's needs and giving them the greatest chance for success is no far -- drain.
We realize parents teachers principals unions school boards politicians.
All have their own opinions they all have their own agendas.
But hopefully for our children's sake everyone can put that in the background and -- student achievement are number one priority.
From New York I'm Juan Williams thanks for watching.
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