Tag: Michael B. Horn

Education transformation, micro-schools and the question of equity

Editor’s note: This commentary from Michael B. Horn, co-founder of the Clayton Christensen Institute and executive director of its education program, first appeared on Substack. As pandemic pods have spread around the country and reporters and families are trying to make sense of this moment in the sun for micro-schools,[Read More…]

Florida lawmakers talking online courses, MOOCs and microschools

In 2013, Florida lawmakers overhauled the state’s virtual education laws. Among other things, they created a new course-choice system. The Florida Approved Courses and Tests (FACTs) Initiative, launched earlier this year, offers students more ways to take online courses, including some offered outside their districts. When lawmakers first debated the program, much[Read More…]

Course choice: putting school choice on steroids – Michael B. Horn, podcastED

Perhaps the most far-reaching education legislation in Florida this year isn’t getting much attention, overshadowed by bills like the parent trigger. But buzz or no, the quietly cruising “course choice” proposal is on the leading edge of a revolution in online learning. It takes school choice and “puts it on[Read More…]