Virtual Schools

By Julie Young For two years running, Bloomberg's State Innovation Index has hailed Massachusetts as the country's most innovative state economy. Looking at such metrics as R&D; concentration of science, technology, engineering, and math employment; and numbers of science degrees, it's no wonder that the commonwealth placed first. But it's not just postsecondary education that...
On Day 3 of National School Choice Week, we explore opportunities to personalize educational options through Digital Learning. Pioneer believes that effective and accountable digital learning opportunities can benefit students across Massachusetts. Virtual schools challenge our traditional "one-size-fits-all" education model. They can often keep students engaged who may have physical disabilities or medical conditions, face...
Michael Horn of Innosight Institute was the keynote speaker at Pioneer Institute’s event, “Quality Virtual Schooling: Global Best Practices,” at the ??Omni Parker House? in Boston, February 7, 2013
Julie Young of Florida Virtual School introduced the keynote speaker at Pioneer Institute’s event, “Quality Virtual Schooling: Global Best Practices,” at the Omni Parker House in Boston, February 7, 2013
Online or virtual learning is growing rapidly across the United States, but those interested in starting an online school should first define their mission and target audience, because the size and nature of the student body will dictate subsequent decisions, according to a new study published by Pioneer Institute.
NEW STUDY EXPLORES POLICY CHALLENGES POSED BY VIRTUAL SCHOOLS Existing regulatory protocol is insufficient for full-time online education BOSTON, MA - Massachusetts is well behind the curve when it comes to full-time online learning, but pending state legislation could change that, according to a new study published by Pioneer Institute, Regulating Virtual Schools: A New...
[vimeo height="HEIGHT" width="WIDTH"]http://vimeo.com/33534003[/vimeo] In this clip, Julie Young, Florida Virtual School, describes the phenomenal success of Florida Virtual School in making high-quality, online instruction accessible for over a hundred thousand K-12 students. This video was filmed at Pioneer's Dec. 2011 event: "Virtual Schools, Actual Learning: Digital Education in America." Julie Young, Florida Virtual School, Keynote...
Pioneer Institute event to feature state and national online education leaders.
[vimeo height="HEIGHT" width="WIDTH"]http://vimeo.com/32422784[/vimeo] Sal Khan, founder of Khan Academy, speaks with Jim Stergios, Executive Director of Pioneer Institute. Khan was the honoree at Pioneer's 14th annual Lovett C. Peters Lecture in Public Policy. The lecture's mission is to “encourage individuals of vision, to inform and enrich intellectual debate surrounding the great public issues of our...