Five Fifth-Year Favorites

Innosight Institute is celebrating its 5th birthday this year! Join us as we walk down memory lane with our Top 5 education white papers, case studies, and blog posts from our first 5 years. Follow the countdown here as we unveil the list each week. Top 5 blog posts #4 Cramming computers: It’s still the […]


Flexibility, Innovation Must Guide Implementation of New State Assessment Systems to Measure Mastery of Common Core State Standards

In an era in which information and learning know no geographic bounds, there is an unprecedented opportunity to utilize digital learning to transform our nation’s education system so that each child can be successful, realize his or her fullest potential, and pursue his or her most daring dreams. Indeed, it is the sum of these […]



Who will disrupt the classroom?

For a host of political reasons, change in the education sector comes slowly. Despite breathtaking technological inventiveness in other sectors in the past century, the traditional factory-based classroom system has retained its form. What can catalyze the process and replace more classrooms with a student-centric design? The pattern of history is that disruptive innovation is […]




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 […]