School Staffing Innovations

How can schools begin to address all their students’ individual learning needs? Blended learning is increasingly part of the answer schools consider, but what about a broader rethinking of how schools are organized and staffed? Public Impact and the Clayton Christensen Institute have been taking a close look at eight schools/school networks serving disadvantaged populations Read more about School Staffing Innovations[…]

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Evidence for Student-Centered Learning

For the past 35 years, the prevailing narrative about America’s public education system is that it is “broken.” Reform efforts have failed to find a fix because they fundamentally misunderstand this reality: the system is not broken. It is doing exactly what it was designed to do-educate the masses in a standardized fashion that completely Read more about Evidence for Student-Centered Learning[…]

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Defining Personalized Learning

At the core of the transformation of education toward student-centered learning is the ability to personalize learning for each student, to open student pathways and encourage student voice and choice in next generation education models. To aid classroom, school and state leaders in their pursuit of this goal, the International Association for K-12 Online Learning Read more about Defining Personalized Learning[…]

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New Education Research Clearinghouse for K-12 Blended and Online Learning

Here is some welcome news for those involved in preparing Race to the Top-District applications: there is an excellent new research tool available to find out what works in blended and online learning. The International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) and the Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute (MVLRI), a division of Michigan Virtual University, Read more about New Education Research Clearinghouse for K-12 Blended and Online Learning[…]

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Los Angeles school Pioneers Blended Learning Model

A Los Angeles High School is trying to prove that more individual instruction can be provided with larger class sizes.  How might they accomplish this? Alliance Tennenbaum Family Technology High School hopes that blended learning, a model which for this school includes a third of their class time in traditional teacher-led instruction, a third working Read more about Los Angeles school Pioneers Blended Learning Model[…]

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Teacher Mentoring in K-12 Online Learning Environments

The International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) has released a new book showcasing the latest research and trends in online teacher mentoring. The book, “Lessons Learned in Teacher Mentoring: Supporting Educators in K-12 Online Learning Environments” was made available at iNACOL’s annual conference, the Virtual School Symposium (VSS) October 21-24 in New Orleans. “This Read more about Teacher Mentoring in K-12 Online Learning Environments[…]

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High-Tech AND High-Touch

The Atlantic recently took a trip to San Jose, California to visit Rocketship Discovery Prep, one of seven schools run by Rocketship Education. Rocketship has been hailed as a model for future high-tech classrooms, and reformers have been impressed with their achievement outcomes with poor Latino youth. But is the secret to Rocketship’s success really Read more about High-Tech AND High-Touch[…]

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