Blended learning school to open in Detroit this fall

DETROIT – Cornerstone Charter Schools will open a new blended learning high school in Detroit this fall, according to Getting Smart.

Cornerstone CEO Tom Willis told Getting Smart that the blended learning high school will have a very different staffing structure than conventional high schools.

Getting Smart reports that some staff members will work with students to set short- and long-term goals, while others will serve as subject matter experts by teaching and helping build curriculum, with others helping students with online coursework.

SOURCE: Getting Smart, “Cornerstone Anchors Detroit’s Blended Future” Aug. 10, 2012
FURTHER READING: Mackinac Center for Public Policy, “Virtual Learning in Michigan’s Schools," Jan. 27, 2012