In early 2015, we teamed up with the Ohio Blended Learning Network and The Learning Accelerator to conduct a statewide survey for the purpose of providing an overview of the blended-learning environment in Ohio. This paper summarizes the survey results and provides some brief observations and recommendations for schools in Ohio and beyond.
By Michael B. Horn, Julia Freeland, and Stuart M. Butler
Published by the Brookings Institution, this paper explores the importance of designing schools to address nonacademic challenges, as well as to help all students learn.
We teamed up with the Evergreen Education Group to publish 12 case studies of how traditional school districts improved student learning outcomes after implementing blended learning. Each short profile highlights key details in the district’s blended-learning strategy, the EdTech products used, and promising results in the form of test scores and graduation rates.
By Michael B. Horn and Andrew P. Kelly
New “unbundled” higher education providers are constrained by the regulatory system’s reliance on the traditional bundled model. Published by the American Enterprise Institute, this policy brief outlines potential regulatory approaches and tools that policymakers could use to facilitate access to this unbundled market while protecting consumers and taxpayers.
By Michael B. Horn and Julia Freeland
For decades, school reformers and poverty relief advocates have argued about what it takes to close the achievement gap. Some scholars, like Abigail and Stephen Thernstrom, argue that school-based interventions are the most promising solution. Others, like Richard Rothstein, argue that schools are not the most efficient platform for fighting the effects of poverty and that society could better help low-income students succeed in school by spending scarce dollars on programs that target children’s health and well-being. With the aid of sound theory, the theory of interdependence and modularity, we can see that both sides are right—and that both are also wrong.
By Thomas Arnett
As education reformers across the country are working to improve student outcomes at scale, many are focusing on improving the teaching force. This case study describes how three groups of charter management organizations—High Tech High in San Diego; Uncommon Schools, KIPP, and Achievement First in New York; and Match Education in Boston—created their own teacher certification and master’s degree programs after concluding that the teachers who graduate from most traditional teacher education programs lack the skills needed to teach successfully.
Published by Lambda Solutions
With contributing author Michael B. Horn
Business professionals of today are pressured to learn and execute on projects faster and smarter, causing a need for equally efficient systems to keep everything in sync. Learning how to learn, or rather, how and where to find timely information in an overabundance of data is a challenge that many of the experts weigh in on. Acknowledging the many changes ahead, this eBook seeks to pull together leading visionaries and thinkers on this subject.