Virginia education secretary studies Moneta personalized learning program

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MONETA, Va. Bedford County's method of tailoring education for individual students has grabbed the attention of Virginia's Education Secretary.

Anne Holton toured Moneta Elementary School Friday morning to see its personalized learning program.

WDBJ7 first told you about the program last fall, which gives students more control over what they learn. Teachers craft the assignments, but it's up to the child to decide which tasks to complete and how long they want to spend on each project.

"If we can figure out how to meet every child where they are and help get them all across the finish line, that's what our schools need to be doing," Holton told WDBJ7 during her tour.

Holton's visit was part of Governor Terry McAuliffe's "cabinet on the road," which is sending his cabinet secretaries to different parts of the state.

Holton was joined on her tour at Moneta by Virginia state delegate Kathy Byron (R - Lynchburg)