With blended learning, computers are co-teachers (The Hechinger Report): Education researchers estimate more than 4 million elementary through high school students have been exposed to some form of blended learning, an approach that combines traditional instruction with computer-based learning. Advocates in California say it benefits struggling and advanced students by enabling them to work at their own pace and tailoring lessons to their specific needs.
New York governor proposes bonuses for top teachers (Education News): Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State address included a surprising proposal: paying out $20,000 bonuses to teachers who earn the highest rating of “highly effective” on their evaluations. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has said he opposes the idea.
Study: Nearly half of 10th graders in 2002 lacked college credential 10 years later (Education Week): New federal data show that 48 percent of students who began their sophomore year of high school in 2002 had not earned any college credential by 2012.