From Exploration through Certification: Career and Technical Education

Contributor: 
Amanda Cunningham

Of students who didn’t finish high school, 81 percent say that relevant, real-world learning opportunities would have kept them in school, according to the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) and the National Center for Education Statistics. Gregg Levin, Fuel Education's general manager stated that, whether or not your students plan to go on to post-secondary education or straight into the workforce, the option for career and technical education (CTE) can “open doors for students to have better lives after graduation.”

Making Personal Connections through Online Learning

Contributor: 
Kristen Trostel

online learning textMy favorite part about teaching, both online and in traditional brick-and-mortar schools, is the students. They all have such unique stories, with different life experiences, and diverse perspectives on the world.  Some people think that with a virtual education method, you cannot have relationships with your students like "traditional" teachers. Before I started teaching online, I probably would have agreed with them but after teaching online for over a year now, I am blown away with the connections that I am able to make every single day with my students.

Success with Online High School Courses: From Probation to Graduation for More Than 600 Students

Contributor: 
Amanda Cunningham

Blended Learning Success

After Chicago Public Schools (CPS) put John Marshall Metropolitan High School on academic probation in 2009, the Marshall staff knew that innovation was necessary to address their problems. The solution was created in 2011, using funds provided by United States Department of Education, when the Marshall staff designed and implemented the Pathway to Accelerated Student Success (PASS) program. 

online credit recovery program at PASS

Since implementation in February 2011, more than 600 PASS program students have earned their high school diplomas and more than 2,000 credits have been recovered through online high school courses.