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Should computers pick your child's curriculum?

Should computers pick your child's curriculum?
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We've been seeing a lot of sci-fi ideas become a reality over the past few years, but this one might take the cake. Computers are now pitching in to help decide how best to teach children in some U.S. states.

Including the District of Columbia, four states have enlisted the help of teaching programs that test and build curriculums based on a computer's judgment. What's surprising is that kids are taking to this sci-fi concept much better than I expected.

David A. Boody (I.S. 228) is a school where five out of every six students qualify for free or reduced lunch. These are the kids that need education the most.

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Nichole Dobo, a writer for the ed-tech blog Heschinger Report, visited the school. What she found was that the computer turned the students' math education into a well-oiled machine.

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