By Thomas Arnett
All too often, the connection between teachers and technology falls flat. Pioneering schools and educators search for technology to support new instructional models, only to find that existing options do not align with their evolving classroom practices. This case study describes how Leadership Public Schools (LPS), a charter school management organization that operates high schools in the San Francisco Bay Area, and Gooru, a nonprofit edtech company, co-developed a technology to support LPS’s personalized learning model and improve student outcomes.
By Thomas Arnett
By Michael B. Horn and Julia Freeland Fisher
The federal government funds a significant proportion of education research in the United States. But these research efforts have, by and large, fallen short of delivering on the promise to drive individual student outcomes across the country. This white paper charts how the federal government can boost the productivity of future efforts by altering the priorities of education research to embrace a more complete research cycle.
By Michele R. Pistone and Michael B. Horn
Law schools are growing increasingly out of step with shifts in the legal services market and are facing dramatic declines in enrollment, revenue, and job placement for graduates. Coupled with recent changes in licensure policy and the disruption of higher education in general, law schools’ inability to innovate has created a perfect storm for disruption. This white paper explores the severe vulnerability of law schools and outlines potential steps forward for university administrators, entrepreneurs, and policymakers.
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.