Tag: virtual education

Florida education leaders aim for strong growth in charters, vouchers, virtual

In the next five years, Florida aims to double the number of students attending charter schools, to 360,000, and more than double the number attending private schools with tax credit scholarships, to 100,000, according to the state Board of Education’s draft strategic plan. It’s no secret that expanding school choice[Read More…]

redefinED blog stars: coming disruptions, blooming charter schools, campaign cherry picking …

Editor’s note: For those new to redefinED, “blog stars” is our occasional roundup of good stuff from other education blogs. Jay P. Greene’s Blog: The Way of the Future: Coursera Watch this video from start to finish from Coursera co-founder Daphne Koller as in right now: I’m calling it- I[Read More…]

redefinED roundup: School choice competition in Florida, voucher questions in Tennessee and more

Florida: The Seminole County School District, one of the state’s biggest, offers more online classes and other educational options to compete with private and charter schools and home schooling (Orlando Sentinel). Meanwhile, another large district receives 36 applications for new charter schools (Palm Beach Post). Tennessee: Gov. Bill Haslam says questions remain on a[Read More…]

Jeb Bush: It will take leadership to transition to digital age in education

With the creation of The Jetsons in the 1960s, Hanna-Barbera projected what 100 years into the future could look like. Set in 2062, The Jetsons lived in an automated, push-button world. Long distance conversations took place face to face through a television screen, groceries were ordered on-line and delivered to[Read More…]

Florida expands virtual education with physical limitations

Florida expanded its virtual learning horizon today, even as it once again reminded us that age-old education boundaries won’t easily cede to global technology. The bill that senators sent to Gov. Rick Scott, HB 7197, was a clear victory for online education, adding more public and private options. School districts[Read More…]