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Hybrid and Blended Learning: The Next Sentence in the Conversation

Hybrid schooling, and its close cousin blended learning, come up quickly and often in education reform conversations. The question is, what’s the third or fourth sentence in the conversation? There’s plenty of interest in the idea of blending face-to-face learning—what most of us of voting age know simply as “school”—with online education. (This is more sophisticated than mere online course-taking, which millions of kids are doing—it’s actually integrating online content into a […] Read more

More video: supercharging student achievement

In this final set of videos from the NewSchools Summit 2010, speakers at the Community of Practice event — held the day before the Summit with a smaller set of about 200 entrepreneurs and other practitioners — talked about the power of technology to help close the achievement gap. In the morning, participants heard about entrepreneurial efforts like School of One (a NewSchools grantee) and the Quest to Learn “school for digital […] Read more

News roundup: lotteries, turnarounds, graduation, and other venture highlights

With the school year coming to a close, a variety of recent pieces have reflected on several entrepreneurial organizations’ successes while also being clear about the challenges that lie ahead: Harlem Success Academy Students Outscore Peers, in Education Week (school operated by Success Charter Network) On a related note, don’t miss the new documentary The Lottery about families hoping for a slot at a Success Charter Network school, which opened in theatres this week. Recent of the film coverage includes […] Read more