Founded in 1997, the Florida Virtual School (FLVS), is the first statewide Internet-based public high school in the United States. Offering more than 120 online courses to students grades K-12, FLVS allows to learn at their own pace in their own time. Public, private, and homeschooled students are invited to enroll at no charge, the only requirement being that they are residents of Florida. (Out-of-state students are invited to enroll in FLVS Global School.) In this edition of the EdCast, Julie Young, president and CEO of FLVS, examines the history and growth of her school, and what can be expected in the future.
The Harvard EdCast is a weekly series of podcasts, available on the Harvard University iTunes U page, that features a 15-20 minute conversation with thought leaders in the field of education from across the country and around the world. Hosted by Matt Weber, the Harvard EdCast is a space for educational discourse and openness, focusing on the myriad issues and current events related to the field.