Jumpstart the School Year: Tips on Making Personal Connections in Blended Learning Schools

The relationships a student builds with teachers and fellow students can often be the catalyst that propels the student to academic achievement and success. That was always true in traditional classroom settings, and it remains true in the blended learning models that schools across the country are turning to as a new way to engage and inspire students.

Overcoming Curriculum and Staffing Gaps at the Start of the School Year

A common challenge faced by schools and districts at the start of the new school year is being able to offer courses in which enrollment is low or teachers are hard to find. It may not be cost-effective to offer Japanese, for instance, and it’s always easier to find a social studies teacher than someone to fill an unexpected opening in physics.