A School Reform News story by Heritage Foundation education policy analyst highlighted the Education Policy Center’s new issue paper on modifying Colorado’s K-12 funding system to support more blended learning options. The report’s author was prominently quoted in the story:
“Different students have different goals and motivations, and excel or need extra help in different subjects,” [senior education policy analyst Ben] DeGrow observed. “No single provider—whether it’s a school district, charter school, or some accredited private program—can meet every student’s need in every area… Allowing the money to follow students to their chosen courses will be essential to ensuring that sort of change happens.”
Released last month, Online Course-Level Funding: Toward Colorado Secondary Self-Blended Learning Options promotes dramatic changes to how Colorado finances student learning success, including “backpack” funding and altering the student enrollment count. The topic is also featured on a new iVoices podcast discussion and on a 15-minute televised segment from a recent episode of Colorado Public Television’s Devil’s Advocate with Jon Caldara.