Proof Points: Blended Learning Success in School Districts
In an effort to increase graduation rates and college and career readiness, Spokane Public Schools has developed and implemented blended learning in numerous programs across the district. This is a broad overview of the program, highlighting key aspects, such as those from Track Academy — an alternative school that utilizes blended, personalized learning — and proven results: The district has increased its graduation rate from 60 percent in 2007 to 83 percent in 2014.
District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) is a national leader in supporting teachers—and it’s no coincidence that just a couple of years after the district introduced its unique professional learning framework, it is seeing big gains in student achievement.
Whether you work at a small operating foundation or for the world’s largest grantmaking one, “scale” and “sustainability” are two words that likely have dominated more than a few staff meetings. That’s not surprising, since both are important indicators of an investment’s impact.
Young people dream about what they’ll be when they grow up, but there’s a gap today between where high school ends and dreams begin. A gap fewer and fewer are able to leap. Hard work and determination are not enough. Today, a high school diploma isn’t the end of learning—it’s only the beginning. The first step to opportunity.
Jan 21, 2016
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