Stamford High School Stamford, CT . Founded in 1874 as a one room school house Currently approximately 150 classrooms spread out over three buildings (Stamford High School, 2011) Serves a diverse group of students from various cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds in an urban setting
Founded in 1874 as a one room school house
Currently approximately 150 classrooms spread out over three buildings (Stamford High School, 2011)
Serves a diverse group of students from various cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds in an urban setting
Currently there are more than 1800 students enrolled (Stamford High School, 2011)
According to Millett (2011) when developing a scenario it is important to look at both past and current trends (p. 40). This is the perfect starting point for a scenario concerning the future of education.
It is important for educators to be aware of changes being discussed at the federal and state level. It is also important to be aware of public opinion on the state of education by reading editorials, political cartoons, etc.
Online learning is increasing at the K-12 level particularly at the high school level.
Benefits of online learning include (Picciano, Seaman, & Allen, 2010, p.21):
Meeting the needs of specific groups of students
Offering courses not otherwise available at the school
Offering Advanced Placement or college-level courses
Permitting students who failed a course to take it again
Reducing scheduling conflicts for students
Blended programs are more appealing for K-12 school districts to maintain the social and nurturing aspects of K-12 education (Picciano et al, 2010, 29)
Black Knight Logo [Image]. (2013). Retrieved from http://www.stamfordhigh.org
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