Blended Learning Gaining Steam

By Mary Stone From Twin Falls Times-News December 1, 2014 LEWISTON • Educators in many Idaho school districts say bringing the Internet into the classroom is giving students and teachers a boost.Such “blended learning” combines tradition with technology, using tablets that provide video lectures. Theresa Carter trains teachers through the Boise-based Idaho Digital Learning Academy, a more »

24 Hour THINK – A Youth Challenge

Last month 150 students met for 24 hours to try and solve some of Idaho’s greatest problems in education, health, & STEM areas. Student groups focusing on education proposed solutions that included workforce tract programs for high school, entirely virtual classrooms, new social media platforms for teacher & students to connect on and teacher sabbaticals.

Often Foes, Some Districts and Charters Forge Partnerships

By Arianna Prothero From Education Week October 15, 2014 Florida is wading into largely uncharted waters with an initiative to fuel collaboration between two sectors often cast as foes in the debate over how to improve K-12 education: regular public schools and charters. Nationwide, districts from Los Angeles to Denver to Baltimore have sought to more »