San Francisco Flex Academy Posted on May 19th, 2011 by Blended-learning profiles

Note: The information in this profile represents SY2010-11 unless otherwise indicated. School/organization overview Name San Francisco Flex Academy (in partnership with K12, Inc.) Type Charter school Locale Urban Headquarters San Francisco, California First year of operation SY2010-11 Grades served 9-12 Enrollment % FRL 60% % Black or Hispanic 75% Per-pupil funding $7,250 Website http://www.k12.com/sfflex/ Blended-learning […]


Michelle Rhee-Weise

Senior Education Research Fellow mrhee@innosightinstitute.org Michelle Rhee-Weise is an Education Senior Research Fellow at Innosight Institute focused on the blended and online developments in higher education. Michelle received her B.A. magna cum laude in literature from Harvard University and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Stanford University in English literature. As a tenure-track professor in the […]


Gunnar Counselman

Adjunct Fellow Gunnar Counselman is the CEO of Fidelis, which he founded in January 2011 to build a scalable solution to the challenge of the military to civilian career transition. Fidelis was named one of Fast Company’s 10 most innovative education companies in 2012. In addition to leading Fidelis, Gunnar is an adjunct fellow for […]


How digital learning can (and must) help excellent teachers reach more children Posted on September 12th, 2011 by Bryan Hassel and Emily Ayscue Hassel

Thanks to Michael Horn for letting us add onto his noteworthy post “Why digital learning will liberate teachers.” Here we want to second his point and add another: schools – and nations – that excel in the digital age will be those that use digital tools both to make teaching more manageable for the average […]




Debunking myths about online-learning teachers Posted on January 25th, 2011 by Katherine Mackey

At VSS 2010, Michael B. Horn asked a panel of six online-learning leaders what policy they thought posed the greatest barrier to the growth of online-learning programs/schools. Surprisingly, two of the panelists identified the greatest barrier to be the misconception that online-learning teachers aren’t “real” teachers. Indeed, there is a great deal of misconception surrounding […]


Quakertown Community School District Posted on March 28th, 2012 by Reader-generated blended-learning profiles

Submitted by Lisa Andrejko, Superintendent Note: The information in this profile represents SY2011-12 unless otherwise indicated. School/organization overview Name Quakertown Community School District Type District Locale Rural Headquarters Quakertown, Pennsylvania First year of operation Grades served K-12 Enrollment 5,500 % FRL 24% % Black or Hispanic 10% Per-pupil funding $10,000 Website www.qcsd.org/ Blended-learning program Name […]


KIPP Empower Academy Posted on August 28th, 2012 by Reader-generated blended-learning profiles

Submitted by Marcia Aaron, Executive Director, KIPP LA Note: The information in this profile represents SY2011-12 unless otherwise indicated. To see KIPP Empower Academy’s SY2010-11 profile, click here. School/organization overview Name KIPP Empower Academy Type Charter school Locale Urban Headquarters Los Angeles, California First year of operation SY2010-11 Grades served K-1 Enrollment 230 % FRL […]


VOISE Academy High School Posted on July 21st, 2011 by Blended-learning profiles

Note: The information in this profile represents SY2010-11 unless otherwise indicated. School/organization overview Name VOISE Academy High School Type District school: Neighborhood Locale Urban Headquarters Chicago, Illinois First year of operation Grades served 9-12 Enrollment % FRL 97% % Black or Hispanic 100% Per-pupil funding $7,424 Website http://www.voiseacademy.org/ Blended-learning program Name N/A Focus General Year […]