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Due to frequent moves, many students experiencing homelessness face regular educational disruption and the challenge of attempting to earn credit for work completed in multiple schools and districts. To address this challenge, states and districts are considering using distance learning to allow homeless students to earn credit. This approach is also being implemented within the field of migrant education. The resources listed below provide information on how K-12 educators are using distance learning to serve highly-mobile populations.
Evaluating Online Learning: Challenges and Strategies for Success
The U.S. Department of Education has released its first guide to evaluating K-12 online-learning programs. Online education is growing rapidly and school districts have been turning increasingly to online courses to fill a range of instructional and support needs. But methods for evaluating online education have failed to keep up with its swift growth, varying application, and complexity. This guide, prepared by WestEd, Inc., draws lessons from seven recent evaluations of online programs and instructional resources.Portable Assisted Study Sequence
The Portable Assisted Study Sequence (PASS), administered by the Office of Secondary Education for Migrant Youth (SEMY) in Washington state, offers fully accredited high school courses that can be completed by a student semi-independently. The PASS program was created to serve migrant students but has implications for other highly-mobile students.The University of Texas at Austin Office of Continuing and Extended Education
This website explores how the University of Texas at Austin is helping K-12 students surmount educational barriers, including education disruption due to high mobility, using distance education.
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