Archive for May, 2017

    Evolving beyond full-time virtual: A Q&A with District 49’s Andy Franko

    May 24, 2017 | by Julia Freeland Fisher

    In 2009, District 49, a suburban school district in Colorado Springs, launched a virtual high school to offer a flexible learning option for alternative students. Since then, however, the district has adapted the program to a blended learning environment that provides students with face-to-face support throughout their learning process. Today, the district’s iZone Connect program […]

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    Can teachers really do it all?

    May 9, 2017 | by Thomas Arnett

    Many teachers feel a need to go beyond their regular responsibilities to support and nurture their students. I’ve written previously about the heroic lengths we often expect teachers to bridge. Recently, I was impressed by how Dominicca Washington, a teacher in South Chicago, described the lengths she and other teachers undertake to make a difference […]

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