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Earlier this year, Larry Cuban and I had a brief back-and-forth about the prospects for online learning — particularly with regards to helping/harming students most at-risk. Fortunately, Education Next has just published an article exploring this very issue.
In “Getting At-Risk Teens to Graduation: Blended learning offers a second chance,” June Kronholz writes about PerContinue Reading »
California Governor Jerry Brown’s recent proposal to kill funding for California’s troubled longitudinal data system is sparking a renewed debate about the value of data among California policymakers and practitioners.
To be sure, CALPADS, the California system, has a poor track record. It’s an over-budget, not fully functional project that even if flawlessly executed, Continue Reading »
Stanford Emeritus Professor, education historian, and noted education technology realist/skeptic Larry Cuban sets out to throw a “dash of cold water on overheated hyperbole” around online and blended learning.
In his post, Cuban outlines two potential losses from the move towards more online learning. The first is equity:
And the losses? Another digital divide. StudentContinue Reading »