Personalized learning is on the rise. Mark Zuckerberg’s recent open letter detailed his plans to invest in adaptive technology to help tailor learning, and newer institutions built on a foundation of personalized learning, like AltSchool, are beginning to expand. AltSchool teachers use software to track students’ progress, create “playlists” of individually tailored tasks that focus on social skills in addition to math and literacy, and foster instant communication with parents. AltSchool founder Max Ventilla also aims for students to develop skills necessary in the “workplace of the future.” In addition to opening more brick-and-mortar schools, AltSchool hopes to provide its software and tools to educators who want to start their own “micro-schools,” and eventually make the software available to public schools across the U.S. The New Yorker’s Rebecca Mead investigates AltSchool’s full-stack business model, what critics of the school are saying, and how the relationship between education and technology has evolved.