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The Economist on Rocketship and blended learning

A recent article in The Economist on technology in education includes comments on Rocketship Education: Rocketship, a chain of seven charter schools in San Jose, California, blends traditional teaching with at least an hour a day of individualised online instruction … Continue reading

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Charter schools part of US education overhaul, notes “The Economist”

The result has been a dramatic acceleration of reforms in America’s public schools, at least on paper. All but five of the 50 states have adopted the common core. All but eight now allow charter schools. Thanks to No Child … Continue reading

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The Economist interviews Paul Tough and reviews his book “How Children Succeed”

Paul Tough’s book, “How Children Succeed”, asks why, among the early graduates of a KIPP middle school in New York who scored high on tests and got into college, so many had trouble finishing college. Paul Tough, a journalist and former editor at … Continue reading

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Praise for charter schools in “The Economist”

A recent article in The Economist praises charter schools’ flexibility: Charter schools have been successful because they offer freedom to shape the school to the pupils, rather than the other way round. Schools can change the length of the school … Continue reading

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