Closing the gap between the pace of technology and the pace of change in education.

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July - (2018 student scholarship announcements)

Aug  - 2018 IEP recipeints

Sept/Oct - Summit Series or we do SS in place of Latest Research box to the right

latest research


Digital Learning Strategies

for Rural America


A scan of policy and practice in K–12 education


Through scholarships, educator prizes, original research, and strategic partnerships with a diverse cross-section of leaders, FBOL is working to connect the vision of blended and online learning modalities to the realities of student and teacher experience. We are committed to keeping student, parent, and educator stories central to the conversations about the future of education so that “school” effectively serves all learners and students can achieve their unique potential.


Expand digital learning experiences for student and teachers

With the Student Scholarship Program and the Innovative Educator Prizes, FBOL extends blended and online learning opportunities for students and educators who, though learning and teaching in diverse geographic and socio-economic conditions, are united by their desire to move beyond the boundaries of their current educational models.


Elevate the voices that matter

In sharing their stories, FBOL keeps the student, parent, and educator experience central to the conversations that states, districts, and schools are having about the future of teaching and learning in order to ensure that the needs of a new generation of students are met and that “school” effectively serves all learners.

April Vincent, 2017 Student Scholarship Recipient

Share insights to connect the dots between policy and practice

Our scholarship and grant recipients serve as one of several data points in our ongoing research into the current opportunities, challenges, and outcomes of developing student-centered learning models. Real-time access to data drawn from real-world student and teacher experience permits rich insight into those tools and strategies emerging as most effective in supporting individual learner engagement and academic achievement.

Digital Learning Strategies for Rural America


A quarter of all U.S. primary and secondary students live and are educated in rural areas of the country. Remote districts can face challenges to delivery and receipt of a world class education. Our newest report, Digital Learning Strategies for Rural America: a Scan of Policy and Practice in K–12 Education provides insight into innovative learning environment and course design developed at the state- and school-level to support the unique needs of students in more than half of the country’s school districts.

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