While the State of Idaho scores high marks in personalized learning, low barriers to access and quality choices, much improvement is needed in the areas of student advancement, academic content and education infrastructure, according to the study.
For Immediate Release:
November 14, 2011
Education reform group releases results; gives Idaho mixed grades in new digital learning report card
Boise, Idaho- A new study shows mixed results for Idaho schools in promoting digital learning for Idaho’s public school children.
The Foundation for Excellence in Education details Idaho’s education system as it compared the state to the ten elements that it believes will lead to the most student-centered digital learning experience
"It's good to know that Idaho is taking a leadership role when it comes to moving education forward and embracing technology and digital education. But we know there is a long way to go. We look forward to working with lawmakers to make sure these reforms happen", said Wayne Hoffman, executive director of the Idaho Freedom Foundation, a state-based research center that favors reform.
Idaho lawmakers approved mandatory online learning for public school students last legislative session. Lawmakers will take a second look at the issue this winter when it considers the State Board of Education’s regulations for online learning. For more specifics on how Idaho was ranked, please click below: