Online Learning Helps English Language Learners Excel

Contributor: 
Amanda Cunningham

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

Teacher Highlights: Alex Wilson Uses FuelEd’s Credit Recovery Courses through PEAK to Help High Risk Students Graduate

Contributor: 
Amanda Cunningham

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.

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.

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