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New Survey Profiles 40 of America's Earliest Blended-Learning Programs.

SAN MATEO, Calif. -- Across America, a skyrocketing number of K-12 students are getting their education in a "blended-learning" environment, through programs that mix online learning into brick-and-mortar schools. Today, over 4 million students are participating in some kind of formal online-learning program, often blended into the traditional schoolhouse.

A new 200-page study by Innosight Institute and The Charter School Growth Fund discloses a broader picture of this emerging blended-learning market by revealing the six models that are leading the pack and the individual organizations that are among the earliest pioneers of this fast-growing sector. The Rise of K-12 Blended Learning: Profiles of Emerging Models highlights 40 influential blended-learning organizations across the country, categorizes them by model, and documents their effectiveness in reducing costs and improving academic performance. It discusses emerging technology trends, and then concludes with advice for policymakers, school leaders, and entrepreneurs about how to shape the playing field to optimize results.

"The breadth of the study exposes patterns about what makes blended-learning programs successful in delivering cost-effective, high-quality, personalized instruction to all students, thereby transforming America's outdated education system," said Heather Staker, lead author of the report and a Senior Research Fellow for the education practice at Innosight Institute.

About Innosight Institute

Innosight Institute is a nonprofit/nonpartisan think tank based in Mountain View, Calif. whose mission is to apply Harvard Business School Professor Clayton Christensen's theories of disruptive innovation to develop and promote solutions to the problems in education.

About Charter School Growth Fund

The Charter School Growth Fund invests philanthropic venture capital in the nation's highest-performing charter school operators to dramatically expand their impact on underserved students.
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