HARRISBURG – Legislation to encouraging customized student instruction through the use of hybrid learning in Pennsylvania schools has passed the PA House Education Committee. House Bill 1973 is sponsored by Lancaster County Rep. Ryan Aument. Hybrid learning combines online learning with the traditional classroom model. The blended learning environment and academic outcomes have been shown to improve student achievement. A number of school districts in Lancaster and other counties have been using hybrid learning. Hybrid learning is a special blend of new digital resources and proven teaching methods that delivers cost-effective personalized instruction to students in traditional school settings. The bill now goes before the full House.