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K-12 Online Education

By Mary C. Breaden — November 27, 2007 1 min read

Keeping Pace With K-12 Online Learning: A Review of State-Level Policy and Practice

More than 40 states have official K-12 online-learning programs, and in almost half those programs student enrollments are growing at a rate of 25 percent annually, says a study by a team of educational institutions led by Evergreen Consulting Associates. The Evergreen, Colo.-based company is an advocate of online learning and environmental protection.

The report also says that 59 percent of online-learning programs operate in most of the school districts within a state.

The data for the report are based on 82 Web surveys completed by the members of various online-learning programs and on interviews with state education agencies.

A version of this article appeared in the November 28, 2007 edition of Education Week

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