Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy

October 2013

What Is Blended Learning ... and how can it help Virginia's students?

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What Is Blended Learning ... and how can it help Virginia's students? —  "Blended Learning" has the potential to offer a higher quality learning experience by letting students learn at their own pace, receive immediate feedback on their performance, and capture students achievement data in real-time, so that teachers can spend more time helping to individualize learning for students.  This brochure helps explain what Blended Learning is ... and what it isn't.  Read It Here!

August 2013

The Jefferson Journal:  For Reform, Stand With Parents

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The Jefferson Journal: For Reform, Stand With Parents —  Read Republican Ken Cuccinelli and Democrat Terry McAuliffe's plans for pre-K through 12 education and you'll find a lot in common:  Both want a new emphasis on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) curricula, to reform the state Standards of Learning to incorporate more problem solving and critical thinking, and to give a boost to online education.  But there's a critical difference underscoring the two plans ...  Read It Here!

May 2013

Jefferson Journal:  To Grow Online Learning, Reform the Rules

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Jefferson Journal: To Grow Online Learning, Reform the Rules —  By Chris Braunlich  Educational governance and funding was designed for a time when students learned in a bricks and mortar building closest to where they lived.  They did not anticipate a digital world in which students could live anywhere in the state and learn from anywhere in the state.  To encourage the growth of virtual education through digital learning, we'll need to reform the rules.  (5/28/2013)  Read It Here! 

February 2013

The Jefferson Journal:  This Year in Virginia, New Choices.

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The Jefferson Journal: This Year in Virginia, New Choices. — Virginia this week joined the rest of the nation in celebrating "National School Choice Week" from a special position:  As one of states with an education choice program offering new options to students in need of them.  Read It Here!

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