Taking Summer School Online Improves Student Outcomes, Boosts Success for Schools and Districts

Contributor: 
Amanda Cunningham

With the wild winter winds blowing and snow banks towering over many city sidewalks, it’s hard to think about summer.  But as most educators and school administrators know, the second half of the school year is the time to start planning for summer school and programs designed to help students recover credits and keep pace for an on-time graduation.

Teacher Highlights: How PEAK Empowers Debbie Koon and her Students to Excel

Debbie Koon has been a public school teacher for 14 years—the last four of which have been at St. Louis Public Schools’ high school alternative program. She works with students who attend the alternative program on a part-time basis after the close of the regular school day, where students participate in FuelEd Credit Recovery courses.

Middle School 385 Transforms Math Scores with Personalized Online Tutoring

Contributor: 
Amanda Cunningham

This month on Learning Outside the Lines, we continue to feature Fuel Education Transformation Award winners that are making significant strides in personalized online learning. Middle School 385 in Brooklyn, New York has taken personalized learning a step further with the adoption of online tutoring for personalized math instruction, which has enabled dramatic student improvement in state math exam scores.

Online and Blended Learning: Moving from Conversation to Execution

Contributor: 
Gregg Levin

Recently Learn Outside the Lines had the opportunity to sit down with Fuel Education’s General Manager, Gregg Levin, to talk about his reflections on the state of online learning in 2014 and what developments he sees for blended learning in the coming year.  Here’s what he had to say:

What Ohio Educators are saying about Personalized Learning

The benefits of personalized learning, whether in a blended or fully online setting, are being realized by more educators across the country every day.  Using a wealth of resources to provide students customized content, in an engaging format, that they can progress through at their own pace, has proven to increase test scores and keep students on track for graduation.  

But, what do educators— those who are on the front lines—have to say about personalized learning?