Tag Archives: policy

Getting to Where We Need to Be

Keeping Pace has focused largely on state-level policy issues, occasionally touching on district policies such as online learning graduation requirements. This focus has reflected the fact that most online learning policies are state laws or regulations. But we’re also increasingly realizing that federal policy and action plays an important role as well, from ESEA to […]

Innovation from within the system: The California student initiative example

We are generally supportive of education reform efforts, many of which are found in charter schools and other non-traditional schools within the public education system. We also recognize, however, that the role of innovators within the non-charter public education system is critically important. Online schools, charter schools, non-traditional schools, and other efforts that are outside […]

Busy year: Legislation impacting online learning

2010 and 2011 were busy years for online learning in state legislatures around the country. In response to media requests we compiled a list of major recent online learning legislation, and after doing so thought it valuable enough to share on the blog. These policy changes are described in detail in Keeping Pace in each […]

Keeping Pace 2011 Trend #6: More than 16 states pass online learning laws

In preparation for the release of Keeping Pace 2011 on November 8, we are sharing nine trends identified during our research and the writing of the report. To see the list of trends as it grows over these two weeks, please visit: http://kpk12.com/blog/2011/10/keeping-pace-2011-top-trends-in-online-and-blended-learning/. Trend #6: Several states passed important new online learning laws, some of […]

I owe someone a beer, or, OER funding comes through

As consultants watching online and blended learning developments across the country, we are often asked our opinion about trends and future developments. Sometimes we provide our opinions even when not asked. And, every so often, we’re very wrong. New developments in politics and policy, in particular, can be hard to predict when one is watching […]

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