ACROSS THE UNIVERSE: It's hard to argue that anyone's been more critical to shaping our discussion and lexicon of blended learning models than the nonprofit, Innosight Institute. (If you've somehow missed out, be sure to check out these profiles of 40 blended K-12 schools and its most recently updated taxonomy.) Lately, the fine folks there have been refining their research into a more searchable online database. And now, it's live: the beta of the Blended Learning Universe, which provides detailed profiles of over 50 schools along with robust options for filtering by school type, blended-learning model, subjects, and even edtech tools. The beta's not comprehensive, of course, but you can help by adding your star to the universe by submitting a school profile here.