District Administration Magazine — Continuing to recognize the best of the best, the editors of District Administration Magazine are proud to present this year's 2014 Readers' Choice Top 100 Products, which were selected from more than 2,000 unique nominations.
EdPulse — Every day classroom teachers face the daunting task of accommodating students' individual learning needs. The expectation of achievement for every student falls squarely on teachers' shoulders. With up to six class periods a day and students at different proficiency levels and with varied learning styles, it's a challenge for even the most experienced educators to ensure that each student stays on track.
OHIO — At North Ridgeville City Schools, Superintendent Dr. James E. Powell was not happy to see [students struggling] in his district. Dissatisfied with the high school graduation rate and tired of losing students and funding, he and his staff began looking for a way to keep these kids at North Ridgeville and help them graduate on time with their peers.
INDIANA — A Race to the Top-D grant recipient in suburban Indianapolis is going fully 1-to-1 with Chromebooks, partnering with an online learning provider to update its curriculum ahead of the rollout.
Jubilee (Academy), near Prescott, is a private, Christian boarding school for boys ages 13-19 who have suffered trauma and neglect. It enrolls 40 to 60 students year round, and provides online schooling and experiential learning for its students in addition to group activities and service projects.
This summer, Baltimore County Public Schools took a different approach to teaching summer school...The approach is called "blended learning", and it is being used to teach students certain classes with the assistance of a computer program from Apex Learning.
District Administration — Blended and online learning platforms are changing K12 pedagogy by providing students with some control over their path, time, pace and place of learning.
As part of a new initiative to bolster high school graduation rates,
EDUCATION WEEK — Cheryl Vedoe, the CEO of Seattle-based Apex Learning, has seen steady growth since the company's founding in 1997. Over the past five years, according to Ms. Vedoe, Apex Learning's revenue has increased at a compound annual growth rate of 30 percent, which is the year-over-year growth rate of the company over the past five years.
Among the 100-plus graduating from Moffat County High School this year are six students who have earned their diploma by taking a different path than the usual one.