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Keeping Pace with K-12 Online and Blended Learning, 10th Edition

October 2013. This report, the 10th in series of annual report beginning in 2004, examines the status of K-12 online education across the country. The Authors provide an overview of the latest policies, practices, and trends affecting online learning programs across all 50 states. The Keeping Pace series is researched and published as a service to the…


Keeping Pace with K-12 Online and Blended Learning, 11th Edition

November 2012. Keeping Pace with K–12 Digital Learning is the title of this year’s report. Digital learning is replacing the previous reference to online and blended learning. This seemingly small word change signifies a significant evolution in the landscape, and a major change in the way we are analyzing and reporting on it. A bit of history…


Starting an Online or Blended Learning Program: Key Issues for Beginners

March 2012. Presenters review critical first order issues to consider before kick starting an online or blended learning program, including: Stakeholder involvement Educational goals Targeted student groups Instructional staffing Curriculum choices Administrative and delivery systems Student services Quality assurance State and district policies Budgeting Hear from a school leader engaged in the challenging and rewarding daily work…


Keeping Pace with K-12 Online and Blended Learning, 9th Edition

January 2012. Four themes that Keeping Pace 2011 introduced largely hold true a year later, with some updates for 2012: Many states have created or allowed some online and blended learning opportunities, but no state has yet created or allowed a full range of online learning options for students—with one exception. Florida in 2012 has passed laws…


Promising Practices in Online Learning: A Parent’s Guide to Choosing the Right Online Program

February 2010. This guide assists parents in understanding what online learning is and in selecting the right online school, program, or course for their children. As part of the Promising Practices series, the authors explain online learning promising practices to parents, with considerations for full-time online schools as well as supplemental online courses. Given the enormous growth…


Promising Practices in Online Learning: Funding and Policy Frameworks for Online Learning

July 2009. What do strong policy and funding frameworks look like, and what specific benefits do they afford? Which online learning policy and funding structures hold promise for all modes of learning? This report lays the groundwork by creating frameworks for policy and funding development in online learning environments. In at least 44 states across the country,…


Promising Practices in Online Learning: Management and Operations of Online Programs

April 2009. Online learning is creating transformative change in today’s education system as states and districts create new online schools. This catalytic growth reflects the widespread understanding that online learning can serve a wide variety of students and needs. Many school leaders are excited about the possibilities of online learning, and this report seeks to address some…


Promising Practices in Online Learning: Socialization in Online Programs

September 2008. How can online programs enhance students’ social development? Here, educators demonstrate creative ways to break down barriers of time and place to enhance student socialization. As part of the Promising Practices in Online Learning series, this report addresses the following socialization issues in online programs: Interaction with a teacher or other adults within the online…


Promising Practices in Online Learning: Using Online Learning for At-Risk Students and Credit Recovery

June 2008. K-12 online learning is increasing access and equity by making high-quality courses and highly qualified teachers available to students everywhere. As one of six papers in the Promising Practices in Online Learning series, this report seeks to respond to key issues that arise when online learning targets at-risk students and credit recovery. By taking a…