FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: John Barnes
jbarnes [at] washingtonpolicy [dot] org
SEATTLE - Washington Policy Center announces the release of the Roadmap for Reform: Digital Learning , a comprehensive guide to support governors, state education chiefs, and state policymakers to advance a bold reform agenda to transform education for the digital age.
The new Roadmap for Reform provides nuts-and-bolts policy recommendations for expanding student access to digital learning. Included is a report card for each state, including Washington, which assesses current laws and their alignment to the 10 Elements of High Quality Digital Learning. The Roadmap allows state leaders to refer to other states' report cards to find examples of what works, and refer to Building a Bolder Agenda to create a comprehensive package for reform.
"Today's students are members of the digital age, preparing to enter the 21st century global marketplace," said Liv Finne, director for education at Washington Policy Center. "Yet, less than 10 percent of schools in America use technology or digital learning. Now is the time to engage students through technology to access a world of rich and rigorous content and a personalized, modernized delivery system. Thanks to the leadership of Governors Jeb Bush and Bob Wise, each state now has the tools to assess the current state of digital learning in their state and to improve access to digital learning for their students."
The Center for Education at Washington Policy Center conducts objective research and makes practical policy recommendations to improve Washington State's ability to carry out its paramount duty to educate every child within its borders. Learn more about their work on digital learning at www.washingtonpolicy.org .