This 2015 report is third in a series of annual reports on virtual education in the U.S.. It is organized in three major sections. Section I examines the policy and political landscape associated with virtual schooling and describes the current state of affairs related to finance and governance, instructional program quality, and teacher quality. The authors analyze to what extent, if any, policy in the past year has moved toward or away from their 2014 recommendations. Based on an analysis of legislative development across all states, the authors find that troubling issues continue to outpace informed policy.
From the National Education Policy Center
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Teacher study: Exploring teacher infrastructure practices
Recruiting, Training, Supporting, and Evaluating Online Teachers: A Cross-case Analysis of Teaching Infrastructure Across Virtual Schools explores teacher infrastructure practices in eight of the Virtual School Leadership Alliance members, including Georgia Virtual School, Idaho Digital Learning Academy, Illinois Virtual School, Michigan Virtual School, Montana Digital Academy, The Virtual High School, Wisconsin eSchool Network and Wisconsin Virtual School.
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