Getting Smart Advocacy Partner(DLN) released the , measuring each of our nation’s 50 states against the
DLN’s annual report evaluates state progress in advancing digital learning and high quality learning opportunities for all students. Each report card evaluates state legislative and policy efforts regarding learning systems, quality online instruction, course access, school models, data privacy and more. Lawmakers can use this resource to better understand how their state can improve and determine what other states are doing to create a “policy ecosystem” favorable for improved access and outcomes.
Highlights from 2014 Include:
- Half of the states improved their progress overall
- 14 states advanced one full letter grade
- 9 states progressed to move out of the “F” category
- 50 new digital learning laws passed
- 422 previously passed laws were implemented and/or improved
New in this year’s report is a policy profile section that highlights the intention, implications and implementation of policies in states where efforts are worth noting. Those profiles are also highlighted in a report card preview blog series that DLN will continue to publish over the coming weeks. Early posts in the series include:
In addition to theand blog series, the features an interactive map, a tool to compare state scores and downloadable state profiles.
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