Educational Technology

December 26, 2016

Broward libraries graduate first online high school class

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:30 am

by Caitlin R. McGlade, Sun-Sentinel

Career Online High School was developed in 2012 to offer a second chance to drop-outs long removed from the education system and afraid to turn back. In 2014, it was adapted for public libraries by Gale, a division of Cengage Learning focused on libraries. In Florida, it is being offered by libraries including North Miami Beach, Martin County and is expanding to 17 other systems, including the Boynton Beach City Library. More than 215 students have enrolled statewide, said Kristina Massari, spokesperson for Cengage. The state-funded scholarship allows students to complete a program that would normally cost about $1,300. But the company partners with some companies such as Walmart and McDonald’s to provide employees access as well. The state has allotted Broward about 140 scholarships and the library has awarded all of them. But the system can request more, said Vonda Ward Bryant, the library’s learning services

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