From leadership coaching to acting as an expert witness, The Learning Collective continued to expand its services and partnerships in seven states in 2021.
In an attempt to improve charter school authorizing nationally, The Learning Collective has been increasingly partnering with national charter school authorizing support organizations like NACSA and a number of state-level authorizers including Central Michigan University, Idaho Public Charter School Commission, Indiana Charter School Board, New York State Education Department, SUNY Charter Schools Institute and the Washington State Charter School Commission. Through this work a few things have become apparent.
The Indiana Charter School Board and the Nevada Public Charter School Authority have hired The Learning Collective to evaluate applications for prospective blended learning charter schools. We anticipate an increasing move to blended learning at charter schools, facilitated by initiatives like the US Department of Education’s Personalized Learning Race to the Top fund and companies like Junyo.