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Charters and Choice

How can we give students options when their public schools are failing them?

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College Access

College: Can't afford not to go, can't afford to go...

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The Dropout Dilemma

What are the real costs of dropping out?

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No Child Left Behind

What exactly is NCLB and how is it effecting our education system?

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Pros and Cons

What's Next?

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Early Childhood Education

How do we ensure that all children are prepared to enter kindergarten?

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In Focus: Head Start

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Teachers

Why are we struggling to recruit and retain teachers? What reforms do the candidates propose to solve the teacher shortage and improve their working conditions?

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School-to-Work

With a struggling economy, should lawmakers place further emphasis on federally-funded school-to-work programs? Moreover, do they work?

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Online Education
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“Disruptions rely on asymmetric motivation, in this case, taking on courses that the traditional system is relieved not to do and happy to hand off.”

 

Disruptive Innovation:  In 2007, roughly 1 million students were enrolled in online courses–an increase 22 times greater than in 2000!  Christensen and Horn suggest that in about six years 10 percent of all courses will be computer-based, and by 2019 about 50 percent of courses will be delivered online.  Talk about disruption!

States with the highest online enrollments (2006-07):
Utah: 1/3 of all high school seniors
Florida: 52,000
Georgia: 4,6000

Potential to Serve:  High school dropouts, home-schoolers, students with no AP classes offered at their high school, small rural schools with limited classes.

See more at innosightinstitute.org!

 

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