Keeping Pace 2014 The 11th edition includes updated enrollment numbers, graphics, and policy information. Download the full report, scroll down for individual graphics, or browse individual state profiles.

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We are proud to present a new Keeping Pace research report:

School Accountability in the Digital Age

This report takes a closer look at state accountability systems and online schools, with a focus on student mobility and graduation rates, and makes recommendations that would improve the ways in which accountability applies to online schools.


Dimensions of digital learning are often misunderstood

Late last week I had the opportunity to join a panel discussion at a conference of the Education Writers Association, along with Kevin Welner of the University of Colorado National Education Policy Center, and Mickey Revenaugh of Pearson and iNACOL. I had the opportunity to give a five-minute opening to our discussion, and I’m repeating […]

Findings on virtual courses offered by large districts in Brookings’ educational choice research

The Brookings Institution recently released its 2014 Education Choice and Competition Index, which scores each of the 100 largest school districts (plus seven others based on their choice policies) in the United States based on a variety of factors related to choice and competition. One of the elements is “accessibility of Virtual Courses.” The rating […]

Report on virtual learning reminds us that well-respected outlets sometimes publish uninformed articles

The Atlantic is a respected magazine that often publishes well-researched, thoughtful, influential articles on a wide variety of topics. Those positive characteristics make the publication of a poorly researched article on virtual learning—as occurred late last week—much worse than if the same article had been in a less-respected journal. The publication of such an article […]

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