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Jennifer D. Jordan

Jennifer D. Jordan covered K-12, early childhood, workforce training and higher education for The Providence Journal for a decade. She received a master's from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and worked as an award-winning print and online reporter at several New England newspapers for 15 years. She currently works full-time at a Boston-based national nonprofit, teaches feature writing at Roger Williams University and tweets about education and opportunity: @jdj12

Recent Stories

To reform a struggling high school, try this Rhode Islander’s approach

No to tech geeks who teach; yes to teacher geeks who use tech, says national Principal of the Year Alan Tenreiro

Pleasant View Elementary School first grader Rachael Rodriguez and Jeremy Gonzalez play a word game on an interactive screen during free time in her class this past May.

How an unconventional principal used blended learning to help turn around a struggling urban school

Pleasant View Elementary is one of just four struggling schools in Rhode Island (out of 33) that are on track to emerge from intervention status

What’s next: Blended Learning 2.0

A Rhode Island leader cautions about teacher overload, purchasing pitfalls and other obstacles as blended learning programs mature

Greenbush elementary school fourth-grade teacher Chris Allen, left, works with, from left, Alexa Stroker, Elissa Dorgan and Connor Moreau on a math problem.

Blue-collar town leads Rhode Island’s tech-assisted learning revolution

WEST WARWICK, R.I. — With pictures of dominos attached to the front of their shirts, 21 first-graders buzz around Sandra Cappelli’s classroom at Horgan Elementary School. Their job is to…

Village Green Virtual sophomore Francheska Rodriguez, 17, of Providence writes at her work station in her blended learning center.

Rhode Island’s lively experiment with blended learning

Rhode Island tech-heavy blended learning school places priority on student flexibility and teachers

Deborah Gist. (Photo: Ken Richardson Photography)

Q & A with Rhode Island Education Commissioner Deborah A. Gist: Our goal is to be the first state to fully blend technology into all schools

The nation’s smallest state has embarked on an ambitious partnership with The Learning Accelerator, designed to make Rhode Island the first state in the nation to use blended learning…