Evaluating What Works in Blended Learning

Blended learning—the mix of virtual education and face-to-face instruction—is evolving quickly in schools across the country, generating a variety of different models. This special report, the second in an ongoing series on virtual education, examines several of those approaches and aims to identify what is working and where improvements are needed.

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But more research is needed to determine the effectiveness of the evolving models, and to identify which ones work best for which types of students.
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Students in a Grand Rapids, Mich., innovation program blend virtual education and real-world experiences to prepare for college and careers.
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The latest evolution in Riverside, Calif., is a program for middle schoolers that requires them to attend school three hours a day, three days a week, and do the rest of their learning online at home.
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Flex Academy programs offer online curriculum, with in-class adult support and face-to-face peer interaction.
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Tough budget times prompt KIPP Empower Academy to use a blended approach to pursue its mission of improving achievement for students from underprivileged areas.
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The country's largest, state-sponsored online school is having some teachers meet in person with students and scheduling field trips in an effort to build blended learning programs.
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Experts credit the state program for helping increase the number of students taking and passing Advanced Placement exams.
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New models for ed-tech training are moving away from a historical emphasis on developing technical skills and toward a broader focus on what educational approaches work best.
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Oct. 24, 12:30 p.m. ET: Improving Schools Through Blended Learning
Our guests will discuss how blended learning has changed from its inception, what educators have learned throughout its evolution, and what factors create successful blended learning environments.

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