Each year about 485,000 people leave high school before they get a diploma. Students drop out for myriad reasons: They struggle in classes, have personal or family obligations, don't see the connection between school and their lives or, quite simply, the school environment has become unsupportive. A new report examines the use of blended learning as a strategy for pulling these students, aged 16 to 24, back into high school for completion or an equivalent credential.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
The University of California has granted a-g approval for an additional 30 online and blended learning courses offered by Edmentum.
California's Central Region Agriculture Education Career Pathway Consortium has received $15 million in grant funds from the California Career Pathways Trust to expand and improve career and technical education programs in 36 high schools and three community colleges in the region.
Two universities, California State University, Fullerton and Lehigh University, have earned certification from a nonprofit organization for their emphasis on the use of technology in learning in their teacher preparation programs.
Forget about hunting down just the right educational game for your students. Let them use the games they already love — Minecraft, World of Warcraft and Call of Duty — and then untangle how those can be fit into the learning goals you have for them. Figuring out how to do that as a teacher is the focus of a new course at Penn State.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
The top 6 technologies that are either under development or already in use in the flipped learning environment, as seen by our education professionals
- By Bridget McCrea
California's North Coast Region School Districts are adopting digital courses focused on agricultural science at 16 area high schools and two community colleges in an effort to help students explore career interests and aspirations.
A Virginia teacher uses video conferencing to share the personal story of his parents with middle school students on multiple campuses.
Apex Learning has unveiled a new set of comprehensive courses ready to debut for the 2016-2017 school year.
Edgenuity has launched the Course Customization tool, a product that allows teachers to add remove and reorder content in Edgenuity courses to further personalize the learning experience for individual students.