Shelby County Public Schools is turning to digital learning to recapture high school dropouts and help them finish their high school studies. The Sentinel news has the details in “Shelby County School Board: Shelby dropouts now have new way to finish.”
Thanks to digital learning, students who need to work, or who just didn’t thrive in a traditional classroom setting, now have another, self-paced alternative to completing their high school diplomas.
In time it will be interesting to see if district-specific efforts like Shelby County’s or area-wide efforts like the Barren Academy of Virtual and Expanded Learning, which accepts students from anywhere in Kentucky, produce a better track record. I hope the Kentucky Department of Education insures our new state assessment program generates data, both academic and fiscal, on these varied digital learning approaches so we can determine which works best and most efficiently.