Special Report

Breaking Away From Tradition

E-Education Expands Opportunities For Raising Achievement
March 26, 2009
  • Education 2009 State Technology Reports - About This Report
    A special state-focused online supplement to Technology Counts 2009.
    March 24, 2009
    1 min read
    Federal Research Shows Evolving Picture of E-Education
    Research shows that virtual schooling can be as good as, or better than, classes taught in person in brick-and-mortar schools.
    Debra Viadero, March 24, 2009
    6 min read
    Ed-Tech Policy How the EPE Research Center Graded the States
    For the Technology Leaders section of Technology Counts 2009, the EPE Research Center collected data on 10 indicators spanning two major areas of state technology policy and practice: use and capacity.
    March 24, 2009
    1 min read
    Federal E-Learning Industry Evolving
    Even in today’s gloomy business climate, market experts predict that the K-12 online education industry will continue to grow, as rapidly increasing enrollments in virtual schools begin to taper off and the country’s economic troubles persist.
    Katie Ash, March 24, 2009
    8 min read
    Federal Tracking U.S. Trends
    Recent data show that most states have made progress enacting policies related to the use of educational technology.
    Amy M. Hightower, March 24, 2009
    6 min read
    Education Sources and Notes


    Use of Technology

    March 24, 2009
    2 min read
    States State Tech Grades 2009 - Use of Technology
    These interactive maps offer a quick way to examine state-by-state grades by categories. The grades break down into two categories: capacity and use.
    Chienyi Cheri Hung, March 24, 2009
    States State Tech Grades 2009 - Capacity Grade
    These interactive maps offer a quick way to examine state-by-state grades by categories. The grades break down into two categories: capacity and use. Part of Technology Counts 2009
    Chienyi Cheri Hung, March 24, 2009
    Federal Advanced Placement Secures Online Niche
    Online Advanced Placement courses, which offer college-level material to high school students, are at the forefront of the online education movement.
    Michelle R. Davis, March 20, 2009
    6 min read
    Federal Breaking Away From Tradition
    As the world of online education continues to evolve, brick-and-mortar schools are incorporating digital curricula and virtual teachers into their classrooms in ways that have surprised even the advocates of the online education movement.
    Michelle R. Davis, March 20, 2009
    9 min read
    Federal Ed. Schools Expand Web-Only Offerings
    Online teacher preparation used to be talked about in the same breath as “diploma mills” that grant résumé-inflating but worthless paper degrees. Not anymore.
    Stephen Sawchuk, March 20, 2009
    6 min read
    Federal Teacher Training Goes in Virtual Directions
    More and more teachers are tuning out the distractions, turning on their PCs, and logging on to Web-based training programs at times that suit their own schedules.
    Stephen Sawchuk, March 20, 2009
    11 min read
    Curriculum Lessons From the Ivory Tower
    Although online education is growing as an option for students in K-12 school districts, colleges and universities have been much quicker to develop and provide online courses and incorporate them into their curricula.
    Katie Ash, March 20, 2009
    7 min read
    Federal Virtual Approaches Vary
    Though almost all states now offer online education options to their students, the number of opportunities available and the policies that guide the organization, management, and funding of such programs vary widely.
    Katie Ash, March 20, 2009
    9 min read
    IT Infrastructure Hunting the Internet for Quality Content
    Teachers looking for lesson plans, worksheets, videos, and multimedia activities for their daily classes can find plenty of materials on the Internet.
    Kathleen Kennedy Manzo, March 20, 2009
    6 min read