Summit charter schools' teacher residency program is the first to focus on personalized learning.
With help from Facebook, an online learning platform helps personalize instruction and allows students to progress at their own pace.
A RAND study found some personalized learning schools made gains, but it was difficult to determine which specific strategies worked and which didn't.
More than a dozen schools in California have received Next Generation Learning Challenge Grants, including nine in Oakland.
Summit Public Schools creates the first teacher residency training program for personalized learning.
DeVos said she learned a lot on tour of school, which drew protests from some who said they objected to her visit.
Sal Khan says the new arrangements are the first he has forged with large, diverse school districts.