In the Fall issue of Education Next, June Kronholz writes about schools that mix credit recovery and blended learning to help at-risk kids make their way to high school graduation. June visits three Performance Learning Centers in Richmond and Hampton, Virginia that enroll kids who are not on track to gradate. Each student gets a learning plan that plots a path to graduation. In the classrooms of the Performance Learning Centers, the students work through an online curriculum at their own pace, but also complete projects and research reports and meet with teacher facilitators.
The article, “Getting At-Risk Teens to Graduation: Blended learning offers a second chance,” is now available online.
A press release summarizing the article is available here .
Some photos from the Performance Learning Centers can be found here.