In his SETDA address, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan mentions Open High School of Utah. Here’s what some folks at OHSU wrote about their mention:
During his recent keynote address to the State Educational Technology Directors Association, US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan sent an unexpected shout out to the Open High School of Utah, spending about 30 seconds of his 30 minute talk praising the effectiveness and flexibility of our teaching model, and particularly emphasizing the individualized attention and personalized instruction our students receive. You can hear the Secretary talk about OHSU from approximately 14:45 – 15:20 in the video above.
This is a wonderful and very public affirmation of the OHSU approach (which is founded on open educational resources), and I hope it will spur additional interest in our model. Only 49 additional Open High Schools left to establish in the US… and then a few thousand or so throughout the world =)
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