ROTW: Virtual high schools

Okay, it’s time to try out a new feature here at Dangerously Irrelevant: the
Report of the Week (ROTW). Can I find and feature an
interesting education-related report each and every week? I think I can!

This week’s report is from Education Sector:

Here’s a quote from the report:

There has been no shortage of solutions for improving the nation’s public
schools. School leadership, teacher quality, standards, testing, funding, and a
host of other issues have crowded reform agendas. But an important trend in
public education has gone largely unnoticed in the cacophony of policy
proposals: the rise of a completely new class of public schools – “virtual”
schools using the Internet to create online classrooms – that is bringing about
reforms that have long eluded traditional public schools.

All Reports of the Week will be listed under the Reading category (and, in most instances, the Research and Evaluation category). Happy reading!

2 Responses to “ROTW: Virtual high schools”

  1. I look forward to reading your reports. Online classrooms might do away with some of the behavior problems and cheating. They could also create a generation of hooked up hermits.

  2. The potential of virtual schools is enormous. I am especially excited about the possibilities for struggling learners as virtual courses remove many obstacles that are present in our text and lecture based classrooms for students with learning style differences. The “non-traditional” learner will benefit from virtual courses and opportunities.

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