Publications

  • October 2015

    State of opportunity
    The status and direction of blended learning in Ohio
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    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.

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  • September 2015

    Schools as community hubs
    Integrating support services to drive educational outcomes
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    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.

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  • September 2015

    Proof points
    Blended learning success in school districts
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    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.

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  • August 2015

    Moving beyond college
    Rethinking higher education regulation for an unbundled world
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    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.

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  • June 2015

    The educator’s dilemma
    When and how schools should embrace poverty relief
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    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.

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  • May 2015

    Startup teacher education
    A fresh take on teacher credentialing
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    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.

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  • March 2015

    Expert Insight into Corporate Learning & Technology for 2015 image description image description

    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.

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