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Assessing the virtual school experience in Maine

A typical school day for Maggie Mader looks a little different from the kind most people picture. On a recent Tuesday morning, Maggie, a 16-year-old competitive horseback rider, gets ready for her hour-long biology class. But her classroom is her pink bedroom, where the walls are decorated with trophy ribbons and a shelf over her desk is lined with textbooks and notepads. Pulling on a headset, Maggie boots up her school-issued desktop computer and logs in to Roger Young’s biology class. While most students would then go on to other classes in other subjects, perhaps hit the cafeteria for lunch or participate...

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Schools try remote instruction through immersive technology

Parker senior Elizabeth Kruse wasn't sure what to expect when she decided to take AP music theory this fall. She wasn't afraid the class would be difficult, but it…

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Rural kids get fewer AP classes

Students in Dublin schools can pick among dozens of rigorous courses such as Advanced Placement studio art, computer science and calculus, along with engineering design, statistics, theater and…

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When worlds collide in blended learning

The internet is doing a lot of things for her classroom, but Idaho teacher Kelsy Colwell said one thing it's not doing is replacing her. The Kamiah High School…

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3 predictors of strong digital learning

Student choice at the state level, student choice at the course level, and the existence and strength of charter school laws are three predictors of how strong a…

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How online collaboration transformed instruction at two schools

While teachers know that collaborating with colleagues to develop multi-class or cross-curricular projects can be incredibly beneficial for students, most never get a collaborative project off the ground.…

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Four criteria for evaluating blended learning tools

Blended learning has arrived. While schools and districts across the nation are in various stages of transition, there is little doubt that the appetite for interactive tools that…

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Course Access policies focus on equitable learning

The answer to ensuring that all students have equitable access to the courses that will prepare them to be college- and career-ready could be found in a state…

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The key to PreK-2 blended learning success

Implementing blended learning in the earliest grades can have an incredibly positive impact on students if educators follow a "transitional" blended learning model that focuses on active and…

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What students really think about learning online

After recently posting two blog pieces about being an online teacher, I realized something was missing from the conversation: the voice of the students actually taking the digital…

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It’s called blended learning (not blended teaching) for a reason

Many educators now accept the need to provide course materials online in a Learning Management System (LMS). However, this is only part of the solution as we move…

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Transforming Today’s Math Education

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Math can be a challenging subject for many middle and high school students—and schools and districts often struggle to find ways to improve math proficiency while sustaining student…

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Districts across the nation are facing a dilemma: How can you keep up with the changing landscape of expensive educational technology when budgets are tighter than ever? The…

Controlling Costs, Boosting Efficiency Through Smarter School Management

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School and district leaders must be responsible stewards of public goods and resources—and this has never been more true than in today’s extreme climate of tight school budgets…

Teaching Essential 21st Century Skills

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Today’s students need more than just instruction in the core topic areas. They also need to learn key 21st-century skills that will serve them well in a globally…

How to Make Blended Learning Work

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Blended learning, in which students experience a mix of face-to-face and online instruction, is catching on in K-12 schools—and advocates of this approach say that, when done well,…