'Lost in the Cracks' Alabama District Brings Personalized Learning to Incarcerated Youth

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However, one school district hopes a personalized virtual school program will offer incarcerated learners a second chance. The K-12 school is a part-virtual and part-blended learning space—meaning students from all over the state can attend the virtual school (which serves over 1000 students, according to the principal Nelson Brown) and students within a 70 mile radius can participate in the blended version of the school (which has approximately 300 to 400 students depending on the year).

The Secret to Preventing Community College Dropouts? Start With Middle School

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And one district in particular, the Putnam County School System in Cookeville , decided to push student ownership over higher education learning even further—with an extensive, dual-enrollment college credit program for high schoolers. EdSurge: I am here with Sam Brooks, who is the personal learning coordinator for Putnam County Schools in Cookeville, TN. Sam Brooks, Personal Learning Coordinator. We do have some distance learning.

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New routes to success in learning are popping up around the country

The Hechinger Report

The Hechinger Report is collaborating with The New York Times to produce Bulletin Board, page 2 of the Times ’ s education supplement, Learning. Many teachers today try to give students more say in what and how they learn.

Equity Is Not Just About Access. It’s About Success.

Digital Promise

In November 2016, over 250 school district leaders, researchers, thought leaders, and other partners came to Baltimore, Maryland to learn from one of the nation’s most forward-thinking school districts, Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS). As with all League meetings, district leaders rolled up their sleeves and committed to bringing actionable steps back to their districts to foster genuine curiosity and a love of learning in all students.

Can a school save a neighborhood?

The Hechinger Report

The housing authority and the district, which manages the school, hired Big Picture Learning, a nationally recognized education nonprofit, to operate it. The new school, by contrast, would be a learning institution, where students could aim high.

To transform your school district, look outside the mainstream

The Christensen Institute

Since the relaunch of our Blended Learning Universe (BLU) school directory six months ago, we have received several requests from school districts wanting to create district-level profiles—previously, only schools could create profiles. Districts can now share their high-level, blended-learning initiatives and results, as well as link to blended schools within their organizations so that users can see all the blended-learning activity across a district.

Erasing the Look and Feel of Poverty

Digital Promise

Hundley describes him as a positive person, obsessed with food and something of a jokester, though more reserved around people he doesn’t know well. Instead, teachers, aided by learning software, determine students’ strengths and weaknesses and tailor activities toward them.

Erasing the Look and Feel of Poverty

Digital Promise

— Digital Promise (@DigitalPromise) February 9, 2016. Hundley describes him as a positive person, obsessed with food and something of a jokester, though more reserved around people he doesn’t know well. You take a personal interest,” says Keith. “It

Twenty-one and in high school

The Hechinger Report

Sheryl Javier graduated from Bronx Arena in July 2016, after 8 years of high school. He realized that some students don’t succeed on the conventional academic path, and ran a school for dropouts on Arena Boulevard. A similar personalized approach is adopted in the school’s academics.

Former Superintendent of the Year Mark Edwards to Join Discovery Education

Marketplace K-12

school district since 2007, will be the senior vice president of digital learning for the Silver Spring, Md.-based who have visited the town to learn from its community of educators. See also: Superintendent of the Year Emphasized Tech, Reduced Dropouts.

K12 Inc. Names Stuart Udell, Former Catapult Learning Official, as CEO

Marketplace K-12

a favorite target of critics of the for-profit school industry, has named former Catapult Learning official Stuart J. That same year K12 rebranded a number of its resources under a separate legal entity called Fuel Education, focusing on “personalized learning” platforms, as well as consulting, teacher professional development, and online courses. Udell most recently served as CEO of Catapult Learning Inc., Major online education provider K12 Inc.,

Kids Don’t Fail, Schools Fail Kids: Sir Ken Robinson on the 'Learning Revolution'

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Well, it’s been ten years, and with the recent proliferation of terms like “personalized,” “mastery-based,” and “blended” in the education world, some of Robinson’s viewers may wonder if or how his take on schools has changed. So, why then is personalized learning a non-negotiable? A huge misconception amongst adults, according to Robinson, is that kids don’t like to learn. On the contrary, “my conviction is that kids love to learn.

When math lessons at a goat farm beat sitting behind a desk

The Hechinger Report

Wess Wheeler (L), an independent learning opportunity student at Randolph Union High School, and Miles Hooper, manager and co-owner of Ayers Brook Goat Dairy farm, among the goats. Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning. But making work-based learning work isn’t easy.

Hack Education Weekly News

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” Via The New York Times , a profile on the Indiana charter chain Excel Schools : “A Chance for Dropouts, Young and Old, to Go Back to School.” My kids gonna learn today ?? ” Via the Google blog : “Rolling Study Halls: turning bus time into learning time.” “A Response to Larry Berger’s ‘Confession’ on Personalized Learning ” by New Classrooms’ Joel Rose.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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” At least the e-cigarette company (which targets teens) offers a social-emotional learning curriculum, right? in 2016 on a student visa.” “ Can AR/VR Improve Learning? billioin in venture capital ), Edsurge is certain it’s going to “transform learning.” Here’s the prediction : “Mixed Reality Will Transform Learning (and Magic Leap Joins Act One).” Golden Gate Capital has acquired The Learning Experience.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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on Election Day 2016, closed at post-election high of $17.85 Via ProPublica : “ For-Profit Schools Get State Dollars For Dropouts Who Rarely Drop In.” Via Inside Higher Ed : “ Ohio State University and Apple on Wednesday announced a collaboration that will start a digital learning effort at the university that Apple and university officials said may represent the company’s most ambitious program in higher education.”

Education's Online Futures

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There was all that ink spilled circa 2010 that Khan Academy and “ flipped learning ” were going to “ change the rules of education ,” replacing in-class instruction with online videos watched as homework. That Edsurge article suggests that MOOCs have forced schools to rethink the lecture, focusing on short bursts of content delivery and “ active learning ” instead. Meanwhile, the state has cleared the company to become a dropout recovery school.

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