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The District of Columbia school system arranged to purchase a blended learning software program, ST Math, through its central office, but left decisions whether to adopt it to individual schools.
April 13, 2015 - Education Week
A network of about 50 businesses and facilities in Forsyth County, Ga., are advertising themselves as offering free Wi-Fi to students who are seeking to continue their blended-learning lessons outside school.
April 13, 2015 - Education Week
An Arizona school system is one of a number of districts around the country to install Wi-Fi devices on its school buses, with the goal of allowing students to schoolwork during their rides to and from school.
April 13, 2015 - Education Week
The Green Bay, Wisc., district allows students, many of them from poor backgrounds, to check out mobile, wireless hotspots so that they have the Web connectivity to do online assignments.
April 13, 2015 - Education Week
The Kent, Wash., school district has placed kiosks that beam free Wi-Fi in locations across the community, including public housing, to give students who lack home Internet access more options for doing homework and school research.
April 13, 2015 - Education Week
This report examines some of the most intractable challenges schools face in trying to use technology to improve teaching and learning—and how K-12 systems are attempting to clear those hurdles.
April 13, 2015 - Education Week
The Kent, Wash., district has set up kiosks with Web connectivity across the community, including public-housing complexes, to help students take part in blended learning away from school.
April 13, 2015 - Education Week
School leaders and researchers often disagree about who should have the ultimate decisionmaking authority over buying blended learning software—central district offices, or individual schools?
April 13, 2015 - Education Week
Drawing conclusions about what works in blended learning is difficult, because of the amorphous nature of the term, rapid changes in technology and how it is used, and other factors.
April 13, 2015 - Education Week
In Mentor, Ohio, teachers test out and refine blended learning best practices in the “Catalyst,” a laboratory for educators to observe each other at work.
April 13, 2015 - Education Week

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