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July 16, 2014

Course Access Can Expand Learning Opportunities to Underserved Students

Released today, "Leading in an Era of Change: Making the Most of Course Access Programs," highlights policies and signals an important evolution in education.

May 23, 2014

How States Could Improve Online Options & Save Money

A new paper written by four Stanford Students, in coordination with Digital Learning Now and The Stanford Public Policy Program, outlines a framework for states to solicit and select providers of online and blended learning services. It builds on the innovative Louisiana Course Choice model and "presents a coherent payment mechanism for supplemental courses that incentivizes quality student outcomes and forms the basis for practical and adaptive state level policy."

January 15, 2014

Smart Procurement

The good news is that the learning opportunity set is rapidly improving—devices are getting cheaper, learning systems are becoming adaptive, and new school models are blending the best of online and face-to-face instruction.

October 10, 2013

Navigating the Digital Shift

In August of 2012, we embarked on a journey with John Bailey and Digital Learning Now! (DLN) to chart a course for leaders who were exploring new digital learning territory. Over the last year we brought 11 contributing authors on board. These thought leaders in online and blended learning--representing organizations like iNACOL, CompetencyWorks, The Learning Accelerator and Public Impact--expanded the expertise and experience of our crew.

September 21, 2013

Industry, Ed.-Tech. Groups Weigh in on E-rate Overhaul

The Federal Communications Commission's proposal to make major changes to the E-rate has drawn comments from dozens of school technology organizations.

July 11, 2013

Busting Online Learning Myths

For the last year, we've been working with Digital Learning Now! (DLN), a national campaign supported by ExcelinEd, to tackle eight big topics at the intersection of digital learning and the Common Core. Today we released the eighth paper in the DLN Smart Series -- "Online Learning: Myths, Reality & Promise."

March 21, 2013

Digital Learning Now! Grades States on Ed-Tech Policies

While only six states earned an A or B on the ed-tech advocacy group's report card, 152 laws were passed in 2012 to support digital learning.

November 16, 2012

School Leaders Implored to Do Better Job Using Tech. to Solve Problems

Digital tools can help tackle achievement challenges, financial constraints, the changing demographics of the teaching force, and the demand to keep up with technology, concludes a report from the Alliance for Excellent Education.

October 16, 2012

New Ed-Tech Policy Database Unveiled

The construction of SETDA's State Education Policy Center may signal a new focus for the organization.

October 09, 2012

More Student Data Would Inform Teaching, Report Says

A new report suggests schools create data backpacks and learner profiles—sets of digital information that will follow students from year to year to better inform teachers of their learning needs.

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