Digital Learning Now!, a national initiative of the Foundation for Excellence in Education (ExcelinEd), today released its 2013 Digital Learning Report Card. The Report Card measures and grades K-12 education policies in each of the nation’s 50 states against the 10 Elements of High Quality Digital Learning.
“It’s encouraging to see the number of states that are working toward breaking down policy barriers that prevent students from being the center of our education system,” said Jeb Bush, former Florida Governor and Chairman of ExcelinEd. “As this Digital Learning Report Card highlights, more states are allowing students to customize their education in a way that best meets their learning style, and empowers them with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in college and the workplace.”
Governors and state legislators are making strides in offering high-quality digital learning options and supporting next-generation models of learning that empower teachers and provide a customized education to each student. In 2013, more than 450 digital learning bills were debated and 132 were ultimately signed into law, bringing the total of enacted legislation since 2011 to more than 360. More than 20 states advanced an entire overall letter grade as measured by the Report Card.