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At the most recent California Blended Learning Leaders Forum (BLLF), an ongoing theme amongst district and school leaders was the recognized need for flexibility and personalization in modern education, enabling tech- savvy students more freedom in pacing and course choice.
One of the most significant issues facing public schools in the United States is how to help students who are English Language Learners (ELL) acquire learning fluency in a language that, until they day they arrived in the United States, they may have never heard. Today about 10 percent of students in the United States are English Language Learners and they represent the fastest growing segment of the public school popula
In the ever-changing K–12 landscape, expanding course options through online and blended learning programs is enabling schools and districts to provide diverse student populations with the flexibility and opportunities they need to succeed.
During the 2013-2014 school year, St. Louis Public Schools implemented an online program to help the district’s high-risk students complete high school. The district established Virtual Learning Centers within four high schools across the city that had the highest dropout rates.
Personalized blended and online learning programs have helped many districts provide access to more courses and improved student outcomes. But, how do you start a program and then scale it across your school and district?