Keeping Pace 2013 is now available! The 10th edition includes updated enrollment numbers, graphics, and policy information. Download the full report, scroll down for individual graphics, or browse individual state profiles.

Online courses fill a critical need

A recent report from Digital Learning Now, Making the Most of State Course Access Programs, reviews and makes recommendations on what Keeping Pace calls “course choice” – state policies that allow students to select one or more courses, usually online, from a provider other than the student’s enrolling district. With course choice, funding follows the [...]

Where are all the education data geeks?

This post is a final thought on the Moneyball/data series of blog posts in the last two weeks. Among the numerous changes created by the ubiquitous collection of big data is the emergence of amateur data crunchers. Some of the most thought-provoking analysis of baseball statistics comes from people who are interested enough to crunch [...]

NJ online snow day rejection shows that policy still restricts online learning

The opening of this article captures the story of a school in New Jersey that moved to learning online during a day the school was closed, only to find that it couldn’t count the day. “State education officials are viewing a New Jersey school district’s “virtual school day” as an innovative idea.  However, the day [...]

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