Gates-backed Initiative Will Help Blend A District--and Tell the Tale

THIS MESSAGE WILL SELF-DESTRUCT IN...: The Learning Accelerator (TLA), a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping entire school districts adopt blended learning, announced its first full district-wide implementation with the Reynoldsburg City School District in Ohio today. TLA partner Lisa Duty is charged with chronicling the good, the bad and the ugly of their experience on the TLA website, and promised to send EdSurge documents, spreadsheets, and other highly usable artifacts to share with our readers along the way.

TLA, which is backed by the Gates Foundation and the Jacquelin Hume Foundation, is determined to close up shop in five years. That timeline could help further the organization's goal of sharing as much as possible along the way, since it won't be encumbered by the kind of long-term PR concerns that can inhibit open sharing among other blended school networks. That may make this the first time we've relished the thought of an edtech organization's demise.

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