Western Governors University has launched a new online master's degree program for students who want to become English teachers in middle schools or high schools.
A recent study suggested that taking online classes especially benefits students' "self-regulatory behaviors," which are important for success in higher education. Time management and the coordination of "distributed" or study groups surfaced as being particularly important.
A small school district with an online school option that draws students from 11 school districts in the region is teaming up with a religious charter school in western Michigan to open and staff a storefront tutoring center.
Delsia Malone has headed W.E. Striplin — the Gadsden, AL, school she attended as a child — since 2004. Under her leadership, the K-5, Title I school now boasts a computer lab, iPads in every classroom, MacBooks for every teacher and a 1-to-1 program for fifth-grade students.
MOOC nonprofit edX has signed on for ConnectED, the White House's program to connect "99 percent" of America's students to broadband and high-speed wireless in schools and libraries and improve the skills of teachers through the use of technology.
Edmentum, a provider of online courses, will release more than 70 career and technical education courses for the 2015-16 school year.
District of Columbia Public Schools has decided to expand its use of math software for blended learning environments after a successful pilot.
Students too sick to attend class in person at Voluntown Elementary School will now be able to attend class virtually, thanks to a telepresence robot.
Edgenuity, a company that provides online and blended courses, has launched a new curriculum designed to help students become better digital citizens and online learners.
Sibling Group Holdings has partnered with BloomBoard to make its Blended Schools Network professional development resources available through the latter's library.
With the unprecedented declines in academic achievement, many educators, along with parents, community groups,
and school partners have aggressively pursued equity and improved outcomes through high-impact tutoring.