ROTW: Virtual high schools
Scott McLeod, J.D., Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Kentucky. He also is the Founding Director of the UCEA Center for the Advanced Study of Technology Leadership in Education (CASTLE), the nation’s only academic center dedicated to the technology needs of school administrators, and was a co-creator of the wildly popular video series, Did You Know? (Shift Happens). He has received numerous national awards for his technology leadership work, including recognitions from the cable industry, Phi Delta Kappa, and the National School Boards Association. In Spring 2011 he was a Visiting Canterbury Fellow at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. Dr. McLeod blogs regularly about technology leadership issues at Dangerously Irrelevant and Mind Dump, and occasionally at The Huffington Post. He can be reached at scottmcleod.net.
Okay, it's time to try out a new feature here at Dangerously Irrelevant: the
Report of the Week (ROTW). Can I find and feature an
interesting education-related report each and every week? I think I can!
This week's report is from Education Sector:
of Reform: Virtual High Schools and Innovation in Public
Here's a quote from the report:
There has been no shortage of solutions for improving the nation's public
schools. School leadership, teacher quality, standards, testing, funding, and a
host of other issues have crowded reform agendas. But an important trend in
public education has gone largely unnoticed in the cacophony of policy
proposals: the rise of a completely new class of public schools - "virtual"
schools using the Internet to create online classrooms - that is bringing about
reforms that have long eluded traditional public schools.