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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Global Leadership Week (GLW) is a week-long celebration of leadership through global action in K-20 education, taking place this week, April 25 - 29, 2016, and organized by the Global Education Conference (GEC) Network.

KidZania: Hands-On Kid Sized Cities Coming To America

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are expected to open in 2018 and 2019. The world’s fastest growing experiential learning center for children is coming to the U.S., promising to bring unique educational experiences to American children.

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Global Leadership Week (GLW) is a week-long celebration of leadership through global action in K-20 education, taking place April 25 - 29, 2016, and organized by the Global Education Conference (GEC) Network. GLW is an opportunity for global education leaders (and those who want to be!) to learn from one another and share effective principles in leadership, particularly within the context of an interconnected, global age.

The Blended Learning Universe just got a lot more social

The Christensen Institute

In 2008, Clayton Christensen and Michael Horn predicted in Disrupting Class that 50 percent of high school courses would be online in some form or fashion by 2019. Today, the Clayton Christensen Institute is excited to announce the release of our new and improved Blended Learning Universe (BLU) , a comprehensive online hub for all things blended learning.

Are We On Track?

Doug Levin

Published in 2008, "Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns" predicted that the growth in computer-based delivery of education will accelerate swiftly until, by 2019, half of all high school classes will be taught over the Internet.

Snow days show why schools, blended learning matter

The Christensen Institute

As Heather Staker and I write in our new book Blended: Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools , the same analysis in Disrupting Class that shows that 50 percent of all high school classes will be delivered online in some form by 2019 also reveals that homeschooling and full-time virtual schooling will not substitute for brick-and-mortar schooling, as their growth flattens out at just under 10 percent of the U.S.

Rethink funding for quality learning

The Christensen Institute

In 2008, in the book Disrupting Class, Clayton Christensen, Michael Horn, and Curtis Johnson made the bold prediction that by 2019, 50 percent of all high school courses in America would be online. This post was first published on WISE

Top 5 IT and technology trends for 2016

eSchool News

Now, the FCC’s Second E-rate Modernization Order (adopted December 2014) will address the connectivity gap — particularly in rural areas — maximize high-speed connectivity purchasing options, extend the program’s budget through 2019, and increase the E-rate funding cap to $3.9

A guide for how to select the best tech tools for your school

eSchool News

With ed-tech spending expected to reach $55B by 2019 as predicted by market research firm Technavio, schools and districts should ensure they can produce carefully-crafted technology plans that outline how technology will work successfully in classrooms.

To Succeed, Ed Tech Must Be Easy to Use, Good Fit, Analyst Says

Marketplace K-12

percent per year through 2019, when 5 percent annual growth had been the norm before the 2008 recession. Denver. Ed-tech products that have achieved traction in the market—generating revenues above $100 million a year—must fit into existing teacher workflows, Dave Hoverman, a managing director at Parthenon-EY, said Monday in his keynote speech here at the Education Industry Symposium.

Changing the T&L Culture of a District – SXSWedu

The Thinking Stick

August 2015 – June 2019: A total of 180 training days equalling 1260 hours of training for roughly 480 educators.

Possible ‘Fraud, Theft, Waste, and Abuse’: Report Questions NYC School Broadband Spending


The department noted that they have increased oversight efforts and officials hope by 2019 to provide every school with 100 Mbps of internet connectivity (upgrades have already begun). “The baseline, fundamental technology barrier is just being connected,” said Miguel A. Gamino, New York City’s Chief Technology Officer, in an interview with EdSurge earlier this month, noting his office’s desire to close the “homework gap” caused by lack of broadband connection in homes.

CA's Maker Initiative Spurs Innovation and Workforce Development Across 35 Community Colleges


Colleges will be able to apply for additional funding through May 2019 to build out their makerspace and community of practice. Colleges will be able to apply for additional funding through May 2019 to build out their makerspace and community of practice. “I California Community College Chancellor’s Office is making a statement with its recent three-year, $17 million dollar investment in a statewide network of 35 maker-focused colleges.

AltSchool CEO Max Ventilla Closes First $40 Million in New Funding Round


Last month AltSchool added four district leaders , including Devin Vodicka, the former superintendent of Vista Unified District, to its team Ventilla hopes to add 10 new schools—including charters—for the start of the 2018-2019 school year, and have the first traditional public school by 2019. “We’ll AltSchool , the “microschools” operator and developer of a personalized learning platform, has raised at least another $40 million, according to a SEC filing first noticed by Axios.

?Overcoming Hacking and Cybercrimes — The Next Obstacle to Edtech


And perhaps in the future, E-rate can be modified to help districts fund cybersecurity when the current program expires in 2019. Just when many school districts were starting to feel good about their wireless coverage and internet bandwidth, they face yet another question about technology infrastructure: how good are their defenses against hacking, or what’s more formally known as “cybercrime”? Access to the identities of staff and students is one of the main attractions for hackers.

Presentations and portfolios take the place of tests for some students

The Hechinger Report

Pennsylvania laid the groundwork for a similar approach when it adopted Keystone Exams, now set to go into effect for the class of 2019. Maria Krajewski, art teacher and internship coordinator, oversees City-as-School students working on individual projects. Photo: Alan Cheng, City-as-School.

A mother and son go from homeless to college

The Hechinger Report

If approved by the Legislature, his Excelsior Scholarship plan would cost an estimated $163 million annually by 2019, when it fully phases in , and go further than any other state plan in making college more affordable.

Majority of schools in Ohio report using blended learning

The Christensen Institute

Since we made the prediction in Disrupting Class that by 2019, 50 percent of all high school courses would be online in some form or fashion—the vast majority in blended learning —good data has been hard to come by. A big challenge with blended learning is knowing how many students are actually experiencing it.

New York’s free tuition plan won’t help the neediest students. Should it?

The Hechinger Report

Students whose families earn less than $125,000 would qualify for the Excelsior Scholarship, which would cost an estimated $163 million annually by 2019, when it fully phases in. Moises Urena’s college loans from the University of Albany add up to $7,000 annually.

Hack Education Weekly News

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” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Inside Higher Ed : “Online education platform Coursera has set a goal of offering 15 to 20 degree programs by the end of 2019. Education Politics. Via The New York Times : “ North Carolina ’s Love of College Sports Spurred Move to Repeal Bathroom Law.” ” Welp. It’s not clear, however, if the NCAA and others will end their boycott of the state.

Online Education: Will it Make Us Smarter? #SXSWedu


K-12 will follow by 2019. Notes from panel discussion at SXSWedu. link] Predictions are 1/2 of higher Ed will be online in the next 10 years. How do we assess quality with all of the online education providers that are out there? Small start ups and giant MOOCS. Think a lot about how to get personalized support to individuals. Think about scaling content while not losing the focus on the individual.

Librarians at the Forefront of “Future Ready”

He also helps direct the district’s one-to-one technology initiative which, through a community-supported levy, expands learning opportunities by giving a digital device to every student in grades 3 through 12 by 2019. Librarians are at the forefront of helping schools become “future ready.”

APLU Announces Adaptive-Courseware Grants: Bringing Scale to Scale


Duff tells EdSurge, “Our goal for our grantees are to use adaptive courseware in between 15 and 20 percent of their general education enrollments by 2019 through the end of grant.” Last week the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) announced seven universities will receive grants to use adaptive courseware in an effort to achieve higher completion rates at lower costs.

Massachusetts once had the best state test in the country. Will it again?

The Hechinger Report

The Digital Learning Advisory Council, an existing group, will discuss how districts are progressing toward the state goal of total online testing by 2019. ARLINGTON, Mass.—As

Ensuring Access and Opportunity; Supporting At Home Connectivity

Tom Murray

Their motto of “All Means All”, combined with innovative thinking from CIO Vince Scheivert, Superintendent Pam Moran and others, Albemarle will be able to provide all families in their county with free wifi access at home by the summer of 2019 as they continue to build out their countywide network; an incredible accomplishment and support for student learning. This post is sponsored by Samsung. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Can You Feel It?


My son on the left, Class of 2020, learning the ropes from a Class of 2019 Member That's a pretty incredibly feeling as both a Mom and an Educator. When I was a middle school principal, we often hosted visitors to our school.

E-Rate Update: Preparing for the Next E-Rate Season

Leadership Lounge

For those who received Category 2 E-Rate funding in Fiscal 2015 and Fiscal 2016, the three remaining years are Fiscal 2017, Fiscal 2018 and Fiscal 2019.

Wake County, NC Schools Grapple With School Rankings, Pledge

K-12 Schools - Education News

Students who graduate in 2019 would be the first class to have the new classifications. (Photo: Flickr, Creative Commons).

David Geffen Gives UCLA $100 Million for High School

K-12 Schools - Education News

billion UCLA Centennial Campaign, scheduled to come to an end in December 2019, as part of the university’s 100th anniversary year.

To transform your school district, look outside the mainstream

The Christensen Institute

It has been nearly a decade since Clayton Christensen and Michael Horn predicted that by 2019 half of all high school courses would be online in some form or fashion. 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. This week, we are excited to announce the release of district profiles on the BLU.

Stop building schools; stop building water wells; stop building toilets.

The Christensen Institute

The Indian government, in response to this problem, is on a mission to build 60 million toilets by 2019. Old pit latrines in Libuyu, Zambia.