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ERIC Number: EJ908857
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec-8
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0277-4232
Digital Changes Seen as Key for K-12
Quillen, Ian
Education Week, v30 n14 p1, 16-17 Dec 2010
Online-learning advocates are calling a new report that recommends ten major policy steps states and districts need to take to use digital technologies to improve schools. With two former governors leading the promotion of "Digital Learning Now"--the first document released by the Digital Learning Council since former state chief executives Jeb Bush of Florida and Bob Wise of West Virginia announced the group's creation in August--there are growing indications that policymakers outside the online-learning realm are considering the potential of digital technologies. But whether the council's goals are realistic remains to be seen. While the council--which convened entirely virtually and consists of 100 members from across education, business, technology, and research industries--plans to issue ratings a year from now based on how closely states are following their suggestions, there's still no guarantee states will listen. Experts say the recommendation to link teacher pay to student course completion and performance could face opposition from teachers' unions across states, and the suggestion to explore multiple providers of high-quality digital content may in some states necessitate abolition of textbook-adoption policies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Florida; West Virginia