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 […]


The morning-after pill for blended learning Posted on February 27th, 2012 by Heather Clayton Staker

Amid the political wrangling about government-mandated contraception distribution, I had the thought that some of the preliminary ideas about regulating new education models are like birth control for innovation. They could prevent or abort before the innovation becomes viable, and the story ends there. I’ve been troubled especially by early signs that government is starting […]



Six edtech predictions for K-12 blended learning Posted on December 7th, 2010 by Alex Hernandez

Massive declines in state and local education funding will lead to a tsunami of blended learning programs, where students learn online in brick-and-mortar schools. Charter management organizations and districts see the promise of blended learning to create more productive schools models that (1) leverage technology to offer greater individualization for students, and (2) lower per […]





My children, my guinea pigs Posted on February 26th, 2011 by Heather Clayton Staker

Disruptive innovations get their initial footing by providing a simple application that competes against nonconsumption. That is, they introduce a more accessible option for people whose alternative is nothing at all. The innovation presents a new value proposition and serves a purpose for those who find the original too expensive, complicated or inaccessible for their […]


Louisiana’s foray into modular education Posted on September 17th, 2012 by Meredith Liu

This Wednesday, Education Week reported on Louisiana’s Course Choice program, a new state initiative that allows public school students to enroll in individual courses outside of their current school. All students in schools deemed failing according to the state accountability system are eligible to participate in these alternatively provided courses, and some additional opportunities will […]


K-12 Education Technology Market Map launches at Philanthropy Roundtable Posted on October 13th, 2011 by Michael B. Horn

Innosight Institute joined the NewSchools Venture Fund and Education Elements in releasing a K-12 education technology market map at The Philanthropy Roundtable’s K-12 Education conference in San Francisco October 12, 2011. Created in collaboration with the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, the map is a graphical, interactive representation of the burgeoning K-12 education technology market […]