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Kids find safe space, success in D-11 online school

Originally aired on KXRM-TV (FOX) – April 14, 2019  Colorado Springs District 11 is supporting a new method of alternative education called Achieve Online.  There are about 100 high school students and 60 middle school students currently enrolled in the program. They say the small size is what makes them successful.   Students who have […]

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West Ada school helping at-risk students graduate high school

Originally published in The Idaho Press Tribune – April 11, 2019 MERIDIAN — West Ada School District’s Rebound School of Opportunity is giving students another chance to earn their high school diploma in a nontraditional setting: four hours a day of computer time, no talking allowed. A decade ago, Rebound was created in the school […]


How ‘blended learning’ has transformed a Newman high school

Originally aired on KXTV  – March 14, 2019 A high school in Newman is being honored for its innovative work when it comes to “blended learning.” Combining a mixture of traditional classroom teaching and online classes Orestimba High School is now helping more students graduate than ever before. “I was too afraid to ask teachers for help, […]

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Fulfilling the promise of personalized education

Originally published on eSchool Media – March 11, 2019  For decades, widespread personalized learning has been the dream of teachers, administrators and students alike. Personalized learning is a research-tested way to provide top-quality instruction and ensure every student fulfills their potential, regardless of their initial proficiency. Until now, however, delivering that education to every student […]

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Adult education program gives second chances for high school diplomas

Originally aired on KWCH-TV – February 27, 2019 A program in western Kansas gives students who may not otherwise graduate high school the opportunity to earn their diplomas. For nearly two decades a program in Dodge City has allowed adults to return to earn their diplomas through online classes at the city’s adult education center. Esmeralda Soto […]

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SWPRSC honored for innovative programs

Originally published by The Garden City Telegram – February 20, 2019 Three years ago, reduced state funding meant the Southwest Plains Regional Service Center in Sublette had to significantly cut back its community learning center program, reducing the number of statewide centers from 10 to two. Regardless, due to expansive online services, the organization is […]


Blending tech, traditional teaching helps kids hit stride in Newman-Crows Landing district

Originally published in The Modesto Bee – February 24, 2019 Third-grader Mynie Ocampo could be the poster girl for the Stride learning technology used at her school. The adaptive program in Newman-Crows Landing Unified School District classrooms guides each student to practice where he or she needs most — math, language arts, reading and science — and helps the kids […]