ERIC Number: EJ1027215
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
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Horn, Michael B.
Education Next, v13 n4 p22-27 Fall 2013
State policy is crucial to the spread of digital-learning opportunities at the elementary and secondary level. A review of recent legislative action reveals policies that are constantly in flux and differ quite markedly from one state to another. Some have hoped for model digital-learning legislation that could handle all the various issues related to digital learning and push it to be of high quality and student-centric. Others have hoped to isolate digital learning from other policy issues, and yet digital learning touches on several areas of state code. Even adopting model language for funding online courses from one state and transporting it to another creates challenges for legacy state codes. One-size-fits-all legislation that creates a coherent framework in which digital learning can grow is, as a result, likely a pipe dream.
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Finance, Funding Formulas, State Policy, Virtual Classrooms, Charter Schools, Educational Legislation, School Choice, Accountability, Enrollment Management, Graduation Requirements, Educational Opportunities, Educational Practices, Educational Policy
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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