Tag Archives: Utah

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 […]

Utah’s Course Choice Program: By the Numbers

As part of SB65, the course choice legislation, Utah must generate an annual report of activity via the Statewide Online Education Program (SOEP), as well as a report on provider performance which we will discuss at a later date. The school year 2012-13 report was released in November 2013. Today we’ll look at the annual […]

States with Course Choice Programs

Before Keeping Pace 2013 was released, we looked at one of the ways states are offering supplemental online classes to students, through state virtual schools. Many of the identified programs give students choice, but still have a variety of restrictions. Most of these programs are still in their infancy, and are achieving the goal of […]

S.B. 65 poised to change online learning in Utah

While there are a number of states considering online learning laws this year, the law signed by the governor in Utah this month is perhaps the most far-reaching. S.B. 65 creates the Statewide Online Education Program, and will largely take effect on July 1, 2011. It will expand opportunities for a broader group of high […]

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 […]

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