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California Student Bill of Rights: Access for All Students

By Tom Vander Ark.
March 6, 2012 | Getting Smart

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Every student should have access to a well-taught college prep curriculum. With online learning, access to a rigorous curriculum can be provided cost effectively with high quality anywhere—except where state laws block opportunity. Read more…

District should explore educational benefits of online learning

By The Lowell Staff.
January 25, 2012 | The Lowell

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In a world of ever-expanding technological opportunities, the school district is falling behind. Across the country, online schooling is an emerging yet controversial feature in the educational world, and the San Francisco Unified School District is doing surprisingly little to embrace it. Read more…

Innovation from within the system: The California student initiative example

By kpstaff.
February 10, 2012 | Keeping Pace with K-12 Online Learning

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We are generally supportive of education reform efforts, many of which are found in charter schools and other non-traditional schools within the public education system. We also recognize, however, that the role of innovators within the non-charter public education system is critically important. Read more…

Ballot Measure Would Lower California’s Online Learning Barriers

By ALICIA CONSTANT.
January 20, 2012 | Heartland.org

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A proposed ballot initiative would give California high school students the right to access classes required for admission to state universities, regardless of where they live. Read more…

Online courses level the playing field for rural high schools

By Susan Meeker.
January 17, 2012 | Willows Journal

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When Chad Zoller of Princeton graduates from high school in June, he will have one more advanced placement class under his belt than his brother Justin had when he graduated in 2009. Read more…

Ballot initiative would expand role of online classes in K-12 system

By Will Bigham.
January 7, 2012 | The Sun

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A statewide ballot initiative that would expand the role of online courses in the K-12 educational system has entered circulation, prompting support from local education leaders. Read more…

Next step for online ed initiative

By John Fensterwald.
January 4, 2012 | Thoughts on Public Education

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By John Fensterwald – Educated Guess
With a formal title and a favorable fiscal analysis in hand, backers of an initiative to broaden access to online college preparatory classes will begin gathering signatures today to qualify for the November ballot. Read more…

California Initiative Brings Breath of Fresh Air

By Michael Horn.
January 3, 2012 | Forbes

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It’s an embarrassment that California, the state that led the technology revolution in America, is, according to Digital Learning Now, last in the nation in using technology to transform its education system from its current factory-model roots into a student-centric one. Read more…

Geography shouldn’t be destiny and won’t with Student Bill of Rights

By David Haglund.
December 5, 2011 | Thoughts on Public Education

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In his biography of Steve Jobs, author Walter Isaacson recounts an interesting story about Steve’s first days at a low-income middle school in Mountain View. Early on, confronted with violence, overcrowding, and poor instruction, he threatened to drop out. Read more…

Ballot initiative seeks to expand access to online education

By Joanna Lin.
November 23, 2011 | California Watch

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For public school students in California, where you live usually determines where you can learn. To David Haglund, that’s not right.
This month, Haglund, principal of the Riverside Virtual School, an online independent study program run by the Riverside Unified School District, introduced a statewide ballot initiative [PDF] that would give students unrestricted access to publicly funded courses – wherever they are. Read more…

California’s Online ‘Bill of Rights’ Expands High School Digital Learning

By John Fensterwald.
November 14, 2011 | Huffington Post

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Students whose high schools don’t offer the required courses or enough sections to qualify them for admission to the University of California or California State University would have a right to take those courses online, under an initiative that sponsors are targeting for next November’s ballot. Read more…

The Shift to Personal Digital Learning-Palm Springs Edition

By Tom Vander Ark.
March 15, 2012 | Getting Smart

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I met with California educators today at CUE12. Like the conversation in Chandler yesterday, we discussed the shift to personal digital learning.
There were two striking comments. Read more…


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