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NSBA Report Misses Mark on High Quality Online Education

The National School Boards Association’s (NSBA) recent report on virtual learning seems to reference and regurgitate bullet points of the pros versus cons of online learning. It misses some key points in context of how students need high quality teachers – as the primary driver for students learning online because the courses are otherwise unavailable in their school. […]


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CompetencyWorks: Learning from the Cutting Edge

Collaborative project helps educators move beyond seat-time to ensure every student succeeds WASHINGTON, DC – CompetencyWorks, a new website highlighting innovations, promising practices and solutions for tough issues that educators, administrators and policymakers face when shifting from a time-based system towards competency-based education, launched today at http://competencyworks.org. Combining research, an active blog, an expanding wiki, […]


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Learning from the Cutting Edge

Over the last two years, I have been on a journey to try to make right what I think is one of the biggest policy issues driving inequity in the United States – the K-12 education system which is driven by seattime.  This journey is to re-design K-12 education around student learning and mastery. The policies […]


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Support Virginia’s Students with Fair Funding for Online Education

The Virginia legislature has an opportunity in the waning days of this session to ensure the rights of Virginia families to choose the educational option that best suits their needs. Senate Bill 598 (Virtual School Funding), as introduced in January, was well-written and balanced, and ensured fair funding for public school students who wanted to access high-quality, full-time […]


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North Carolina Resident Named Nation’s 2012 Online K-12 Teacher of the Year

(VIENNA, Va.) – Leslie Fetzer of Holly Springs, North Carolina, an online biology teacher at North Carolina Virtual Public School, was named America’s 2012 National Online Teacher of the Year for K-12 education last night. The honor was awarded by the two nonprofit organizations that founded the program, the International Association for K-12 Online Learning […]


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An OER Toolkit for Expanding Blended Learning

Late last month, I blogged about the Utah State Office of Education’s new initiative to support open textbooks, a type of open educational resource (OER) enabling learning materials to be made available online for free through open licenses. This week, while attending the Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) Wave I grantees convening in Austin, Texas, I had the […]


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On Digital Learning Day, iNACOL Focuses on Top Policy Needs

(VIENNA, Va.) – To mark Digital Learning Day (February 1), the International Association for K12 Online Learning (iNACOL) today highlights the important education policy reforms needed to ensure K-12 students have access to world-class, transformative educational models that prepare them to become globally competitive for college and careers in the 21st century. “By embracing the […]


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Utah Adopts New OER Policy with Open Textbooks

The concept of an “open textbook,” commonly referred to in our field as a form of open educational resources (OER), enables learning materials that are produced and vetted by experts to be made available online for free through open licenses, allowing for the content to be easily accessible, printable and shared for the purpose of personalizing education for […]


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Good News on Blended Learning from the National Education Association

The National Education Association (NEA) this week released a position paper on blended learning – and its conclusions are positive. The largest teachers union in the country announced it supports blended learning programs. It notes that “technology in the educational process improves learning opportunities for students, quality of instruction, effectiveness of education employees, and provides opportunities to reduce educational […]