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Class Connections: High School Reform and the Role of Online Learning

Author(s): Anthony G. Picciano, Jeff Seaman

Organization(s): Babson Survey Research Group, CUNY

Issue(s): Issues in Practice, Learn Lessons from the Field

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This study examines the role of online and blended instruction in addressing concerns and issues facing the American high school, informed by data collected from a national sample of principals. Findings portray that there are certain online learning initiatives that directly address education reform, including the following:

  • Improving graduation rates
  • Credit recovery
  • Building bridges to college careers
  • Differentiating instruction
  • Lowering operating costs


Read this report and discover how online learning can improve the quality and experiences of students in American high schools.