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School Of One: The Counterproductive Attack On This New York City School

(4) Comments | Posted September 20, 2012 | 10:19 AM

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's Digital blog.

Last week the New York Daily News came out guns blazing against New York City's bold innovation designed to rethink how students learn math, the School of One. The Daily News's headline declared...

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The Rise of K-12 Blended Learning

(4) Comments | Posted January 28, 2011 | 12:56 PM

Online learning is sweeping across America. While roughly 45,000 K-12 students took an online course in the year 2000, more than 3 million K-12 students did in 2009. What was originally a distance-learning phenomenon no longer is, as most of the growth is increasingly occurring in blended-learning environments in which...

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Making High-Speed Internet Access a Reality for All Schools

(0) Comments | Posted December 7, 2010 | 2:30 PM

Innosight Institute has published another case study, this one titled "The North Carolina School Connectivity Initiative: A public-private approach to improving school data networks."

On the heels of the Digital Learning Council's release of its "10 Elements of High Quality Digital Learning," which provides a roadmap...

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The Socialization Question

(5) Comments | Posted October 19, 2010 | 8:53 PM

A question I am asked frequently about online learning is: "Schools aren't just responsible for learning. They are responsible for doing a socialization job. Won't online learning hurt that?"

There are also many answers to this -- and, I'd like to add, many other jobs for which schools are held...

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The Khan Academy Brings Disrupting Class to Life

(4) Comments | Posted October 19, 2010 | 7:22 PM

If you haven't yet seen it, there is a fascinating video of Sal Khan speaking at the Gel 2010 conference. For those who haven't been following, Khan is the creator of the Khan Academy -- a nonprofit that has over 1,800 videos for free on the...

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In Education, For-Profit Gets a Bad Rep

(25) Comments | Posted May 20, 2010 | 4:21 PM

If President Obama wants to achieve his goal of returning the United States to its former place atop all countries in higher education attainment by 2020, he is going to need the help of for-profit universities like the University of Phoenix, Kaplan, Corinthian and DeVry, as his own Secretary of...

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