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Cabarrus County Schools Wins Award for English Language Learners Program

Originally aired on WBTV – June 17, 2019 Cabarrus County Schools is being recognized nationwide for it’s program to educate English language learners. The district’s program is one of seven in the US and the only one in North Carolina to win a Fuel Education Transformation Award. The program implements cultural aspects to allow students […]

Alabama Summer Learning Challenge

Originally aired on WZDX TV News – June 11, 2019 The Alabama State Department of Education with the help of Fueled Education is launching its 7th Alabama Summer Learning Challenge. Their goal is to help students stay academically engaged over the long summer break. May through July, students will have access to fueled online learning tools […]

Breaking it Down: What Does Adaptive Learning Look Like?

Originally published in EdTech Digest – June 5, 2019 Students come to class—whether it is online or at a brick-and-mortar school—with different prior knowledge, background experiences, and support systems. Adaptive learning helps educators bridge the gaps between these skill levels, but what does adaptive learning look like? A Helpful Example Let’s say I am a […]

CCS program coordinator receives Transformation Award

Originally published in the Independent Tribune – May 28, 2019 Teresa Palma, Cabarrus County Schools Title III/ESL program coordinator, has received a Transformation Award from Fuel Education (FuelEd), a leading provider of online and blended learning solutions for students in grades K-12. The Transformation Award recognizes schools, districts and organizations that are successfully transforming the way teachers […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]