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Friedman Legacy Day 2014

Friedman Legacy Day 2014

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Nexus

Blended Learning: Nexus Academy of Indianapolis (Case Study 3)

In the Midwestern United States, one charter school’s approach to blended learning was ambitious right from the start. The first five Nexus Academy schools - three in Ohio (Cleveland, Columbus, and Toledo) and two in Michigan (Lansing and Grand Rapids) all launched on the same day: September 4, 20 ...
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RockyMountainPrep

Blended Learning: Rocky Mountain Prep (Case Study 2)

In southeast Denver, Colorado, one young public charter school is using blended learning to serve at-risk elementary school children – and it is generating some impressive results.Rocky Mountain Prep (RMP) is spearheaded by founder and CEO James Cryan, a 2007 graduate of Colby College in Watervill ...
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Modern education and online learning
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 4, 2014February 5th is Digital Learning Day in MaineAUGUSTA, Maine – The Maine Heritage Policy Center and Americans for Prosperity Maine will host a press conference tomorrow in celebration of Digital Learning Day, Wednesday, February 5th. The press conference ...
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online
It’s time for Maine to embrace innovation in education through online learning - a method inherently customized to suit the needs of our individual students. Think about the technological progress we’ve made in different areas of life over the past few centuries. At one time, surgeons knew only ...
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blackboard

The Past and Present of Customized Learning in Maine

 Maine’s first academy, Berwick Academy in South Berwick, was founded in 1791.This is the first of a three-part series on customized learning in Maine. Download the report here.Customized learning is a student-focused system where kids enroll in the curriculum which best meets the ...
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Rep. Alan Casavant, a dangerous man

Rep. Alan Casavant, a dangerous man

Yesterday afternoon, the legislature released the committee assignment lists, naming each legislator to one of the myriad legislative committees.  As an education policy guy, the first list I checked was the list for the legislature's Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs, the ...
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New report calls for Maine to adopt charter schools, school vouchers
A new report from Envision Maine is in the news, with articles about it in the Portland Press Herald and the Bangor Daily News. The BDN even goes so far as to highlight the report in a glowing editorial. (Funny, when we say that government spends to much or that too many people are on welfare, the B ...
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Maine’s Race to the Top Application – the Final Analysis
So after 12,000 words of analysis spread over 14 blog entries, what is my bottom line on Maine’s Race to the Top application?We’ll evidently find out Monday whether we are a finalist or not, and though I am hesitant to make a prediction, my guess is that Maine won’t even make it to that final ...
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Inside Maine’s Race to the Top application, Part 11
Section E of the state’s Race to the Top application deals with “turning around the lowest-achieving schools,” and is divided into two sections. In the first section, the state must describe the statutory authority it has to “intervene directly” in the state’s “persistently lowest-achi ...
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