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    6 tips from blended learning innovators leading change

    August 25, 2016 | by Julia Freeland

    Earlier this year, the Rhode Island-based Highlander Institute and the Clayton Christensen Institute teamed up to bring together a conference on blended and personalized learning in Providence, R.I. The goal of the event was to focus on the practical elements of blended and personalized learning by surfacing the tactics that practitioners were deploying in the […]

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    Is blended learning closing achievement gaps?

    April 8, 2016 | by Julia Freeland

    Often when we speak with K–12 educators about blended learning, teachers and leaders working in high-poverty neighborhoods want to know: does blended learning work for low-income students? Data so far suggests that the answer is yes, it can. But it’s a crucial question that the field needs to keep pushing, the answer to which should […]

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    Blended learning up close—really close

    March 25, 2016 | by Julia Freeland

    One of the miracles of modern microscopes is that they allow us to see things so up close that they look nearly unrecognizable. Take the following image: Picture: FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY/BARCROFT What looks like a painting by Kandinsky is actually something quite ordinary: a drop of orange juice, under a powerful microscope lens. In other […]

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