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The Rise of K-12 Blended Learning

January 2011. Online and blended learning has the potential to be a disruptive force capable of transforming today’s monolithic, factory-like education system into a new, student-centered, highly personalized model of education. Authors Michael B. Horn and Heather Staker define blended learning, outline six blended learning models, assess the potential of blended learning, and provide policy recommendations to…


10 Elements of High Quality Digital Learning

December 2010. Digital Learning Now’s Roadmap For Reform provides lawmakers, Governors, and policymakers with tangible steps to transform education into a model for the world, a system where every student graduates from high school with the skills and knowledge to succeed in college and careers. The 10 Elements of High Quality Digital Learning are organized around the…


Clearing the Path: Creating Innovation Space for Serving Over-Age, Under-Credited Students in Competency-Based Pathways

December 2010. This report provides guidance on creating competency-based approaches for over-age, under-credited students that have fallen off the track toward graduation. Drawing on a wide range of expertise, this paper explores how states can create space for innovation, including design principles, minimum policy conditions and options for moving forward. Read this report and learn how competency-based…


Class Connections: High School Reform and the Role of Online Learning

August 2010. This study examines the role of online and blended instruction in addressing concerns and issues facing the American high school, informed by data collected from a national sample of principals. Findings portray that there are certain online learning initiatives that directly address education reform, including the following: Improving graduation rates Credit recovery Building bridges to…