New York's Department of Education has launched an ambitious effort to use technology to essentially reinvent the schools. The program, now known as the Innovation Zone or iZone, began two years with 10 schools and is expected to reach 300 within the next few years. These schools will feature a widely expanded use of digital teaching -- becoming at least in part so-called "virtual schools."
This week in Gotham Gazette, journalist Andrea Gabor looks at what the program seeks to do and why, and the progress so far, as well as the promise and pitfalls of such an ambitious effort. Read the full article at www.gothamgazette.com