‘Hybrid learning’ ahead, says Pennsylvania Department of Education Secretary

Pennsylvania’s Department of Education secretary predicts that with help from the Internet, schools will soon successfully tailor education to individual students. He believes children will have a wide array of educational options, ranging from the traditional brick-and-mortar schools to online lessons to “hybrid learning” that combines the best of both. The secretary is optimistic about Gov. Tom Corbett's proposal to sell the state's wine and spirits stores and use the expected $1 billion in proceeds for four-year competitive grants to school districts. Districts could spend the money on one-time expenses in school safety; getting students to perform at grade level by third grade; individualized learning programs; and science, technology, engineering and math programs, he said.

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