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October 30, 2014

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K12 beats by $0.02, beats on revenue • 7:19 AM

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  • Revenue of $236.71M (+3.7% Y/Y) beats by $2.72M.
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Article Notice – The Nature of Online Charter Schools: Evolution and Emerging Concerns

Note that this is an article I was involved with that was officially published on Monday.

Hasler Waters, L., Barbour, M. K., Menchaca, M. P. (2014). The nature of online charter schools: Evolution and emerging concerns. Journal of Educational Technology & Society, 17(4), 379-389.

October 29, 2014

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A final word from the neo-liberals…

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Flex model programs or schools have an online curriculum with onsite support. This category of blended learning is more common in high school because it requires a good deal of independent study. The Christensen Institute describes flex models this way…
Christensen Institute
Have you been hearing about ‘personalizing’ education a lot lately? You’re probably not alone. Not only has the term been on the rise for a few decades now, but countless conferences, articles, and products are now dedicated to considering and celebrating…
I worked for a school district and high school that made the transition from a traditional to a competency-based grading and reporting system about five years ago. As one of the early adopters of what has now become a national educational reform movement…
California officials have identified many schools that will have difficulty offering online statewide tests scheduled in the spring unless their Internet capacity is improved. In response to surveys asking schools to identify their Internet connection problems…
The Learning Accelerator
My list of reasons for admiring educators and school leaders is long, sincere, and quite honestly, a bit mushy. In observing first-hand the daily life of the noblest of fraternities, it’s clear to me that this profession consists of some of the most passionate, caring…
Chalkbeat New York
Districts across New York should look to expand online learning with proceeds from the Smart Schools Bond Act, but should also focus on careful planning, a three-person committee appointed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo recommended in a report released…
A healthy debate about accountability and online learning is gaining steam. It raises an alarm about the lack of national data on online courses or clear, research-based standards for what these courses should achieve. Measuring effectiveness is a…
Inside Higher Ed
The massive open online course craze may have subsided, but the debate about the role of online courses in higher education persists. Even as more faculty members experiment with online education, they continue to fear that the record-high number…
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The Indonesian education technology market has become one of Asia’s most prominent budding spaces. Improved tech, funding for startups, data centers, and an environment that encourages innovation have proved foundational stepping stones…
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K12 Teachers: Develop Your Skills In Online And Hybrid Education

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Time running out! Register for UW-Madison K12 Certificate in Online Teaching

Limited enrollment, begins Nov 4

K12 teachers: The totally online, self-paced UW-Madison K12 Certificate in Online Education will help you develop and refine your skills in online and hybrid education. Achieve your professional goals and enhance your credibility with maximum convenience, flexibility, and affordability. For the first time, we’re offering this popular certificate program in the fall. The next cohort begins Nov 4.

To earn the certificate, you’ll complete Fundamentals of Online Teaching for K12 Instructors and a course project. The Fundamentals course provides a solid foundation in the pedagogy of online teaching, with a focus on key principles and practices important for quality K12 outcomes. The course is completely online and self-paced.

Enrollment is limited to 30—register today to secure your place!

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Who: K12 teachers (enrollment limited to 30)
When: Course begins Nov 4 and must be completed by Jan 12, 2015
Where: Totally online, self-paced
Cost: Wisconsin K12 educator, $395. Out-of-state educator, $495. Group of 5 or more, $355 per learner
Continuing Education Units: 3.0 CEUs (30 professional development hours)
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