Thursday, September 1, 2011

Taking liberty to the airwaves: BIPPS talks digital learning on WKCT

Bluegrass Institute education analyst Richard Innes will be on Bowling Green's 930 WKCT-AM's "Drive Time" this afternoon to discuss his new report: "Digital Learning Now: Obstacles to Implementation in Kentucky."

"Drive Time" airs from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. (central). Listen here.

Innes addresses recommendations made in his report to remove obstacles preventing Kentucky students from enrolling in digital learning programs.

"The path to an education must be made easier -- not harder -- especially for our at-risk students," Innes said. "We're losing over 10,000 students from each high school class.The future of these individuals and our state demands that we keep these students in school. Digital learning is a proven path away from dropping out and toward a diploma."

The report was released earlier this week at a news conference at Conner High School in Boone County and has received significant media coverage.

It highlights the Barren Academy of Virtual and Expanded Learning (BAVEL), which, while located in southcentral Kentucky, offers high school students statewide the opportunity to obtain a totally virtual, but regular, high school diploma.

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