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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

We need someone strong to be the peak,” Quitman cheerleading coach Stephanie Ruff says. “Nydresha is the star. We have to put the star on display.” (Amanda Brown / NJ Spotlight)

Viral math problems, unaccompanied minors and special ed in prison: A look back at Hechinger’s top K-12 stories of 2014

It’s been another big year for American education. The Common Core continued to shake up classrooms, amid bitter political feuds and parent protests. Schools around the country are also…

Teachers or administrators, who’s the real problem?

You’ve probably heard all the buzzwords: inquiry- or project-based learning, blended classrooms, gamification, play, etc. Whether the cheerleaders shout “21st Century Skills,” “Character Education,” or “Entrepreneurship,” it is clear that…

The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to approve a tax increase that will fund a $1.5 billion cap increase for E-Rate. (Photo credit: Nichole Dobo, The Hechinger Report)

FCC votes to increase E-rate funding for school technology

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to approve a tax increase that will generate $1.5 billion more each year on technology for the nation’s schools and libraries.…

Fifth-grade teacher Michele Downey gives directions to her class. Downey said teachers have evolved in their ability to use technology in meaningful ways. (Photo by Jackie Mader)

Can a school district’s technology program lift a rural Alabama town out of poverty?

PIEDMONT, Alabama — For years, Chasity Tucker got frustrated when she tried to use her home computer for schoolwork. The 17-year-old senior at Piedmont High School in this rural northeastern…

Students at the Minerva Schools at KGI take classes through an online program. The students are required to live together in the same city, but they are allowed to log on anywhere to attend classes. (Credit: submitted photo, Minerva Schools at KGI.)

What if a college ditched lecture halls, sports and clubs?

WASHINGTON, D.C. – An experiment in higher education uses computers to give every student a virtual front-row seat in the classroom. Classes at Minerva Schools at KGI, a four-year undergraduate…

A woman walks along a snow-covered street in the south Buffalo area on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, in Buffalo, N.Y. A new blast of lake-effect snow pounded Buffalo for a third day piling more misery on a city already buried by an epic, deadly snowfall that could leave some areas with nearly 8 feet of snow on the ground when it's all done. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

As winter approaches, virtual school replaces snow days in some districts

In the Owsley County School District in Kentucky, each winter there are more than 30 days when there’s too much snow to get students to school safely. So the district,…

Oregon Trail computer game lingers, amid a slew of new educational games

A computer game invented by Minnesota history a teacher in the late 1970s might seem like a bore these days, with its lo-fi graphics and lack of interactivity. The Oregon…

Sunset Park Elementary School third grader Anaya Hardy, 9, uses an iPad during digital morning math at Sunset Park Elementary School in Wilmington, N.C., Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/The Star-News, Mike Spencer)

Billions more in spending for school Internet connections under FCC proposal

After months of pleas from the nation’s school leaders, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission agreed Monday that billions more dollars each year are needed to improve school and…

Carrie Sorensen, a teacher at Highlander Charter and a fellow with Fuse RI, works with students using a tablet computer. They are using an app to make a book cover. (Photo: Nichole Dobo)

Rhode Island teachers trying out blended learning — but without high stakes pressure

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Spaghetti sauce simmered on a hot plate, salami sat in the refrigerator and a student in a pink tutu danced to a video of a singing snake…