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Weekend Reading List

Education Domain Blog

Author(s): Susan Patrick

Issue(s): Issues in Practice

Just in time for the weekend, here’s a look at a few of the news articles we read this week:

The Teacher You’ve Never Met: Inside an Online High School

Teacher Jane Good hurries around her kitchen on a recent morning in her Denver suburb, preparing breakfast in what will serve as her work attire for the day: black exercise pants, a black, long-sleeved running shirt and white slipper booties…

At Insight, a graduation like any other — only the students are just meeting each other

It felt like any other graduation. There was the Green Day song about a fork stuck in the road and the essay about wearing sunscreen and telling your parents you love them. There were tears and tassels and hats being flung into the air. But for all that felt familiar and usual, there was one glaring difference Saturday: Most of the 14 students had never met one another…

Glenbrook High School District 225 mulls digital learning pilot program
Chicago Tribune

During the summer, Glenbrook High School District 225 will be busy conducting a digital learning pilot program. The program will explore the educational experience when students utilize electronic devices and textbooks in the classroom…

In praise of the benefits of cyber-schooling
Philadelphia Daily News

Back in 2009, Achievement House Cyber Charter School, then located above the Bryn Mawr Mattress Giant and in the middle of the Villanova pub crawl, was by any standard a failing school…