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Distance learning depends on school internet access

Alison DeNisco
May, 2016
State average internet adoption rates in 2014. (Click to enlarge)

Many states and schools turn to online distance education to help students access postsecondary courses or even a degree. But students nationwide have varying access to adequate broadband speeds and the financial means to maintain a strong internet connection.

Online lessons bring Spanish to remote Texas schools

Ray Bendici
April, 2016

Guthrie Virtual School provides state-mandated Spanish instruction to about a half-dozen remote Texas towns that couldn’t afford to hire a full-time certified teacher.

Districts launch evening, online high schools for at-risk students

Matt Zalaznick
April, 2016

In January, the Jackson Public Schools became the first district in Mississippi to launch an evening high school that students attend from 2:30 to 8:30 p.m. It’s designed for students whose other commitments—such as jobs or caring for their own children or younger siblings—make traditional school hours difficult.

Report: Digital learning shifts from states to districts

Alison DeNisco
February, 2016
Schools provide blended learning opportunities in different ways. State-run virtual schools generally offer only online instruction.

Online learning activity in public districts has overtaken state-level virtual schools and charters, according to the 12th annual “Keeping Pace with K12 Digital Learning” report, released in December.

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