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April 25, 2014

Amid Budget Cuts, Rural Wisconsin Schools Share Teachers, Expand Distance Learning

Rural schools in Wisconsin are sharing teachers and utilizing distance learning to save money without cutting courses.

September 02, 2013

Distributed Workforce: Better Conditions, Costs, & Outcomes

Blended learning isn't just handing kids a laptop, it's new school models that incorporate differentiated and distributed staffing strategies--educators of different levels and in different locations--to boost learning productivity

August 09, 2013

Engaging Online Idaho School Gains Top Marks

When we saw that Idaho Distance Education Academy (I-DEA) had earned 5 stars--top on Idaho's school ranking system--we called director Jason Bransford to learn more. We found a story worth sharing.

July 12, 2013

What Very Small Schools Can Teach Us

As the son of a tiny town I like to think we can learn from small rural schools just as we learn from big urban and suburban ones. I know that these schools are already places of pride--just watch Hoosiers if you need a reminder--and we should not forget that our most rural areas (think: Alaska) produced the techniques of "distance learning" on which today's online and blended teaching and learning cultures are being built.

April 22, 2013

A 'Secret Plan' to Completely Change Michigan Public Schools

A plan under discussion in Michigan would create "Michigan Education Cards" that students could use like vouchers in state public schools.

August 22, 2012

Better Learning Online

Learning online is rapidly becoming part of every student's day whether it's a game on a smart phone, a workstation in a classroom, or an online course with a teacher at a distance. As full and part-time online learning becomes more ubiquitous, critics have become more vocal. Reports have criticized mixed results on traditional measures. State leaders press for effectiveness and efficiency.

May 20, 2012

The Benefits of Distance Learning

Today's guest blog is written by Christopher Reddy, an outstanding teacher in the Averill Park Central School District in Averill Park, NY. As educators, we see the current financial issues facing schools not only as an obstacle for ourselves, but more so as a potential hurdle for our students to ...


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