Tupelo High School is trying a new learning approach with several of its classes this year.
The school is one of many across the country using blended learning courses that combine online education and more traditional teacher instruction. In the hybrid model, students take some of their coursework online but also meet with teachers for tests and some face-to-face guidance. THS currently has six such courses and plans to add more in the future.
Daily Journal education reporter Emma Kent (11:19) joins Derek and Brad on today’s episode to explain what blended learning is, why it appeals to Tupelo Schools leaders and the impact it could have for the school’s students.
Also on today’s show, Daily Journal health reporter Michaela Morris (23:35) discusses the future of Obamacare in a Donald Trump administration. The Republican Congress is likely to move quickly on changing the healthcare law, but the question is how will it look when they finish. Michaela recently spoke with Mississippi Republican Senator Roger Wicker and has more details.