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White Papers & Policy Briefs The rise of K-12 blended learning By Michael B. Horn and Heather Staker Online learning is sweeping across America, and it’s no longer only a distance-learning phenomenon. Most of the growth is in blended-learning environments, which are defined and chronicled in this report. As blended-learning grows, it has the potential […]


The rise of K-12 blended learning

Online learning is sweeping across America. In the year 2000, roughly 45,000 K–12 students took an online course. In 2009, more than 3 million K–12 students did. What was originally a distance- learning phenomenon no longer is. Most of the growth is occurring in blended-learning environments, in which students learn online in an adult-supervised environment […]


The rise of K-12 blended learning

Online learning is sweeping across America. In the year 2000, roughly 45,000 K–12 students took an online course. In 2009, more than 3 million K–12 students did. What was originally a distance- learning phenomenon no longer is, as most of the growth is increasingly occurring in blended-learning environments, in which students learn online in an […]



An open letter to Commissioner Chester of Massachusetts Posted on July 20th, 2010 by Michael B. Horn

Last week, Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Mitchell D. Chester advised the State Board to build new restrictions into its pending set of regulations that will govern the state’s virtual innovation schools. The state defines a virtual innovation school as any school whose students receive 80 percent or more of […]



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In our latest health care case study, follow Sentara Healthcare in Virginia as it prepares for significant changes in how health care will be delivered and priced in the future. Pilots focusing on chronic disease management, bundled payments for procedures, and a patient-centered medical home are underway, yet Sentara is also acutely aware of the […]


What job do we hire credit recovery to do?

I had the opportunity to speak with a doctoral class on systemic education reform at UC Berkeley a couple weeks back. I briefly walked them through the core constructs of the theory of disruptive innovation, as well as how online learning fits into that theory. We then had an engaging 45-minute discussion. We talked through […]


Michael Horn

Executive Director, Education, Secretary, Co-Founder Michael B. Horn is the co-founder and Executive Director, Education of Innosight Institute, a not-for-profit think tank devoted to applying the theories of disruptive innovation to problems in the social sector. He is the coauthor of Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns (McGraw-Hill: June […]