Tag Archives: Idaho

A review of the 2013 Digital Learning Now Report Card: Part 2, State-by-State Findings

An earlier post reviewed and commented on the recent Digital Learning Now 2013 report card. In this post we look more closely at some of the state grades and how they compare to our Keeping Pace research. We are highlighting the comparisons that follow for two main reasons: 1) First, in our view, some policies are […]

The ever-changing Idaho online learning landscape

Seemingly since the day Idaho’s Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna introduced an aggressive education policy in 2011, the opposition was fierce. Luna’s Students Come First plan, embodied in SB1184 (2011) and several other laws, emphasized a technology-driven agenda that included a one-to-one laptop initiative for all students and teachers in the state, a review […]

Idaho passes two course online graduation requirement

Online learning policy can change quickly, and we already have a significant update to Keeping Pace 2011. As of September 2011, three states required students to complete an online course in order to graduate: Alabama, Florida, and Michigan; see Table 10 on p. 39 for additional details. But that has now changed, as we have […]

Disruption is gaining steam in Idaho and Utah

In a post last week Amy Murin asked if online learning is disrupting education. Amy was referring to questions of quality primarily, but in another area—policy—online learning is poised to create a major disruption in Idaho and Utah. Although we are believers in online and blended learning, we have some concerns about recent developments, in […]

The evolving role of state virtual schools

State virtual schools have been online learning pioneers for the past decade, improving learning opportunities for students while supporting the growing needs of school districts to deliver services beyond the expertise and resources available at the local level. Three states launched new online programs in 2010, raising the number to 31 state virtual schools across the […]

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