WA To Cut Online Reimbursements

Baseball Diamond 41%

Rating of 3 out of 6

edreformer.com

Apr 18, 12:00 AM

Smart Online Strategy Beats Dumb Cuts

My daughter had the good fortune of having an extraordinary teacher in fifth grade. In a new school, he had managed to wrangle half as many computers as he had students. With relentless personalization, integration, and application, he brought education to life and empowered a group of students, many of whom had not been successful in school. Visiting his classroom in 1995 convinced me that we needed online learning in Washington State. The Internet Academy launched the following year. In its second year, Internet Academy became the first online K-12 school in the country. It quickly served 1000 students—about half seeking acceleration and the other half catching up. Washington remains a top tier state in online enrollments, but that may change.

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