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By , AUGUST 13, 2014

The nation’s smallest state has embarked on an ambitious partnership with The Learning Accelerator, designed to make Rhode Island the first state in the nation to use blended learning in all its schools.TLA, a California-based nonprofit group, works to spread blended learning – an approach combining traditional teaching by an educator in a classroom with self-paced online learning directed by the student – to schools across the country.

The partnership, announced last week, comes with an initial $100,000 grant, to enable the state to develop a five-year strategic plan for implementation of blended learning in all of Rhode Island’s 296 public schools, along with a communications campaign to spread awareness about it.

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