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Blended Learning: Lessons from Best Practice Sites and the Philadelphia Context

The Philadelphia Education Research Consortium’s (PERC’s) inaugural project is centered on the emerging concept of Blended Learning. The first brief, published in September 2014, examines the research base, identifies a definition of this emerging concept,…

Going One-to-One in Urban Schools

Beginning in spring 2013, students in seven elementary schools throughout the Project LIFT zone in Charlotte, North Carolina began to receive XO laptops provided by the organization One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) for use both…

Revisiting Cyber Charter School Performance

RFA's updated cyber charter school analysis shows that cybers continue to lag far behind both traditional public and charter schools on the state's performance measure, and average cyber performance trails behind the average performance of…

Blended Learning: Defining Models and Examining Conditions to Support Implementation

The Philadelphia Education Research Consortium’s (PERC’s) inaugural project is centered on the emerging concept of Blended Learning. This first brief, published in September 2014, examines the research base, identifies a definition of this emerging concept,…

An Analysis of Pennsylvania’s Cyber Charter Schools

Pennsylvania's first charter school opened in 1998, enrolling 44 full-time students. The sector has since grown to 16 schools enrolling 35,000 students from all but one school district in the Commonwealth. This PACER Issue Brief…