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ERIC Number: EJ1102509
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1539-9664
High School of the Future
Jacobs, Joanne
Education Next, v16 n3 p44-50 Sum 2016
There are no bells at Salt Lake City's Innovations Early College High School, and there are no traditional "classes." Students show up when they like, putting in six and a half hours at school between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Working with a mentor teacher, students set their own goals and move through self-paced online lessons. They can take more time when they need it or move ahead quickly when they show mastery. This model would feel cutting edge almost anywhere, but it is all the more so at Innovations, a public high school that was founded by the Salt Lake City School District four years ago. This article discusses how the district designed Innovations to capitalize on "blended learning," a mix of online and teacher-led instruction. Ken Grover, the school's founder and principal, proposed a school that would put teenagers in charge of their own education. With help from the new federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), blended learning could move from the margins to the center at more district schools. The law supports state-led innovation broadly, and provides funding for states and districts to implement personalized, blended, and online learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Utah
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