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From the ECS State Policy Database
Online Learning--Virtual Schools/Courses


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This database is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States (ECS). Most entries are legislative, although rules/regulations and executive orders that make substantive changes are included. Every effort is made to collect the latest available version of policies; in some instances, recent changes might not be reflected. For expediency purposes minimal attention has been paid to style (capitalization, punctuation) and format.

Please cite use of the database as: Education Commission of the States (ECS) State Policy Database, retrieved [date].

State Status/Date Level Summary
FLP-12Florida Education Finance Program
S.B. 1514 - Florida Education Finance Program
From department of education analysis: Amends definitions for purposes of the Florida Education Finance Program:
- Requires Special Program FTE to be reported and calculated prior to Basic Program FTE for funding purposes
- Delays implementation of performanc...

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COSigned into law 06/2014P-12K-12 On-line Education
H.B. 1382
Clarifies and updates the definitions of "on-line program" and "on-line school" and clarifies the requirements for documenting student attendance and participation in an on-line program or on-line school. Reduces the time for transmitting student records to 14...

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LASigned into law 06/2014P-12Course Choice Program
S.B. 179
For purposes of Course Choice program, amends definition of "eligible funded student" and "eligible participating student". Requires the state board to update the Course Choice course catalog before the beginning of each school year, and to include any dual en...

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FLSigned into law 06/2014P-12Five-Year Strategic Plan for Establishing Digital Classrooms
H.B. 5101 - Five-Year Strategic Plan for Establishing Digital Classrooms
Section 4: Directs the commissioner of education to oversee the development and implementation of the 5-year strategic plan for establishing digital classrooms to assist districts in their efforts to integrate technology in classroom teaching and learning to i...

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MISigned into law 06/2014P-12Online Courses
H.B. 5314
Makes students in grades 6 to 12 eligible to enroll in an online course. With the consent of the pupil's parent or legal guardian, a district must enroll an eligible pupil in up to 2 online
courses as requested by the pupil during an academic term, semester, ...

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AKSigned into law 05/2014P-12Correspondence Study
H.B. 278
Section 15. Requires districts with correspondence programs to provide individual learning plans annually for each student, developed in collaboration with the student's parents or guardian, a certified teacher assigned to the student, and other individuals in...

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ALSigned into law 04/2014P-12
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Foreign Online Programs and Participation in Reciprocity Agreements
H.B. 321
Amends provisions relating to foreign nonprofit entities offering online programs of instruction. Provides for state participation in reciprocity agreements whereby colleges and universities of member states are allowed to operate, without additional state app...

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OKSigned into law 04/2014P-12Repeals the Virtual Internet School in Oklahoma Network Act
H.B. 2357
Repeals the Virtual Internet School in Oklahoma Network Act, which was a pilot program.
http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/cf_pdf/2013-14%20ENR/hB/HB2357%20ENR.PDF...

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UTSigned into law 03/2014P-12
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Utah Telehealth and Education Network Amendments
H.B. 92
Existing law provides for the Utah Education Network, or UEN. This bill repeals Utah Education Network provisions, and creates the Utah Education and Telehealth Network (UETN) and UETN board and education advisory council. Establishes duties of the UETN (K-12 ...

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MEVetoed 03/2014Postsec.State-Run Virtual Academy
L.D. 1736/S.R. 689
Directs the Department of Education to establish a virtual academy administered by the State providing all public schools in the State access to online courses for their students and to submit implementing legislation to the joint standing committee of the Leg...

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VASigned into law 03/2014P-12Special Education & Virtual School Programs
H.B. 1086
Requires each local school board to provide free and appropriate special education for each student with a disability who attends a full-time virtual school program in the school division but resides in another school division in the Commonwealth. Provides tha...

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VASigned into law 03/2014P-12Increase Online Courses
H.B. 1115
Permits the Department of Education to contract with one or more local school boards that have created online courses to make such courses available to other school divisions through Virtual Virginia. Permits such school divisions to charge a per-student or pe...

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WISigned into law 06/2013P-12
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Classroom Presence of Teachers
Act 20 - Section 1736
Requires the state department to promote the delivery of digital content and collaborative instruction among schools within a school district and between two or more school
districts, including through online courses. Prohibit DPI from promulgating a rule or ...

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FLSigned into law 06/2013P-12Florida Virtual School and Florida Virtual School Global
H.B. 7029 - Florida Virtual School and Florida Virtual School Global
Directs the board of trustees of the Florida Virtual School to include in its annual report the operations and accomplishments of the Florida Virtual School both within the state and those occurring outside the state as Florida Virtual School Global. Also requ...

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FLSigned into law 06/2013P-12Online and Blended Courses
H.B. 7029 - Online and Blended Courses
Directs the department of education to develop an online catalog of available digital learning courses. Requires the catalog to provide, for each course, access to the course description, completion and passage rates, and a method for student and teacher users...

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TXBecame law without governor's signature 06/2013P-12Courses Offered Through the State Virtual School Network
H.B. 1926
Amends provisions under which a district may deny a request to enroll a student in an electronic course. Limits district and charter school funding to not more than 3 electronic courses during any school year, and authorizes a district or charter school to dec...

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SCSigned into law 06/2013P-12Virtual Learning
H.B. 3752
Amends the virtual education program. Direct program to offer access to credit recovery programs for students who have been identified by a school district as not having received credit for a course previously taken or for students who have been identified by ...

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LAPassed 06/2013P-12Study of Implementation of the Course Choice Program
H.C.R. 153
Requests the state board of elementary and secondary education to study issues related to the implementation of the Course Choice Program, including but not limited to the enrollment of students by course providers and the approval of course providers by the s...

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VTto governor 06/2013P-12Flexible Pathways to Secondary School Completion
S. 130
Provides state-funded dual enrollment, expansion of Early College programs, expansion of work-based learning, virtual/blended learning. Requires personal learning plans for all students by 7th grade. The definitions section should be of particular interest to ...

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IASigned into law 06/2013P-12Iowa Learning Online Initiative —— Fees and Appropriations
H.F. 215
Division III of H.F. 215 rquires state department to establish fees payable by school districts and accredited nonpublic schools participating in the initiative. Makes appropriations to state department for administering the online learning initiative: a. for ...

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FLSigned into law 05/2013P-12Virtual Instruction
S.B. 1514 - Virtual Instruction
From department of education analysis:

The Florida Virtual School (FLVS):
- Deletes language providing that Full-time Equivalent (FTE) in excess of those required for high school graduation are not eligible for funding.
- Provides funding for home education...

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MDSigned into law 05/2013P-12Online Courses Accessible to Individuals with Disabilities
H.B. 1176
Generally codifies the requirement established in Chapters 287 and 288 of 2012 that the development, review, and approval of an online course or service by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) must include an assessment regarding the accessibility...

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TNSigned into law 05/2013P-12Virtual Schools
S.B. 157
Establishes total enrollment and out-of-district enrollment caps for virtual schools. Provides that initial enrollment must be capped at 1,500 students and that no more than 25% of those students can come from outside districts. If virtual schools receive asse...

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OKSigned into law 05/2013P-12Creates the Statewide Virtual Charter School Commission
S.B. 267
Creates the Statewide Virtual Charter School Commission. Gives the Statewide Virtual Charter School Board the sole authority to authorize and sponsor statewide virtual charter schools. Adds a fiscal component: For the purpose of calculating weighted average da...

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OKSigned into law 05/2013P-12Defines "Educationally Appropriate" Online Courses
S.B. 419
Defines educationally appropriate, regarding supplemental online courses, as any instruction that is not substantially a repeat of a course or portion of a course that the student has successfully completed, regardless of the grade of the student and regardles...

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WASigned into law 04/2013P-12Authorizing Approval of Online School Programs in Private Schools
S.B. 5496
Allows for private schools that have been approved by the state board of education to offer and administer an online school program, including programs under contract with a third party. Requires the private school advisory committee to examine issues associat...

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FLSigned into law 04/2013P-12Florida Virtual School Funding
S.B. 1076 - Florida Virtual School Funding
Earlier provision required adjustment of Florida Virtual School Funding after a student completed an end-of-course assessment (regardless of whether student passed assessment or required for high school graduation). Beginning in the 2016-17 school year, report...

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OKSigned into law 04/2013P-12Providers Offering Full-Time Virtual Education to Non Resident Students
S.B. 169
New law stating that a virtual education provider that offers full-time virtual education to students who are not residents of the school district with which the provider is contracted is to be considered a site within each school district with which the provi...

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COSigned into law 04/2013P-12Supplemental Online Education Services
S.B. 139
Amends legislative findings regarding supplemental online courses, and articulates general assembly's goals of online courses and blended learning. Repeals existing language regarding development and purchase of supplemental online courses. By February 15, 201...

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OKSigned into law 04/2013P-12Online Student Performance Reported Separately
H.B. 1071
The Academic Performance Index (API) is used to measure performance of schools. This bill excludes the academic performance of certain online students when determining an Academic Performance Index. The academic performance of students who are enrolled full-ti...

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IDSigned into law 03/2013P-12Online Course Portal
S.B. 1091
Increases funding to Idaho Digital Learning Academy, allots $150,000 which may be expended for the development and maintenance of an internet-based portal of available online, nonsectarian K-12 or dual credit courses. Completing all state high school graduatio...

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MASigned into law 01/2013P-12Virtual Schools
H.B. 4274
Directs the board of elementary and secondary education to issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) to establish one or more commonwealth virtual schools. Specifies eligible entities, terms and conditions by which entities would receive certificate to operate virtu...

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CASigned into law 09/2012P-12Computing Average Daily Attendance for Students in Online Instruction
A.B. 644
From bill summary: Commencing with the 2014–15 school year, authorizes, for purposes of computing average daily attendance, the inclusion of pupils in grades 9-12, under the immediate supervision and control of a certificated employee of the school district or...

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MISigned into law 06/2012P-12Michigan Virtual University
H.B. 5372
Redefines the role of the Michigan Virtual University and requires that it establish the Center for Online Learning Research and Innovation which would research, design and recommend online and blended learning education delivery models, online assessments, cr...

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RISigned into law 06/2012P-12Statewide Virtual Education Act
S.B. 2276, H.B. 7126
Establishes the Rhode Island statewide virtual education act, to promote the use of and quality of virtual courses as part of public education.Requires the Commissioner to report annually to the legislature on the following: Virtual course participation rates,...

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COSigned into law 06/2012P-12Online Programs and Schools (section 14)
H.B. 1240 (section 14)
Revises current statute to distinguish between online schools and online programs. Incorporates online programs into statutes that apply to online schools.
http://www.leg.state.co.us/clics/clics2012a/csl.nsf/fsbillcont3/A386D89EDA600136872579820026D8D7?Open&fi...

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IASigned into law 05/2012P-12Online Learning
S.F. 2284 -- Division IV
This section requires the department to develop and establish an online learning program model. Specifies that not more than 0.18% of students statewide and not more than 1.0% of a sending district's enrollment can be enrolled in courses where the content is d...

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TNSigned into law 05/2012P-12Online Courses, Virtual Schools
H.B. 3062
Requires virtual schools to maintain teacher-pupil ratios set by the state board of education and to provide the same length of time for learning opportunities as required for other schools, but allow a student to move at the student's own pace. Provides stude...

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GASigned into law 05/2012P-12Online Clearinghouse
H.B. 175
Directs the department of education to develop a clearinghouse through which local school systems and charter schools may offer distance learning courses to students in other local school systems and charter schools. Provides procedures and requirements for of...

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GASigned into law 05/2012P-12Online Learning
S.B. 289 - Online Learning
Directs the state board to establish rules and regulations to maximize the number of students, beginning with students entering ninth grade in the 2014-2015 school year (Class of 2018), who complete at least one course containing online learning through (1) an...

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FLSigned into law 04/2012P-12Online and Blended Learning
H.B. 7063 - Online and Blended Learning
Provides Florida Virtual School (FVS) full-time students who meet specified academic and conduct requirements are eligible to participate in extracurricular activities at the public school to which the student would be assigned or could choose to attend, provi...

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OKSigned into law 04/2012P-12Online Student Transfers
S.B. 1228
Removes language that requires an electronic student transfer system which does not require the student transferring to another district for enrollment in supplemental online courses to personally appear in the district to which the transfer is sought.
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IDSigned into law 03/2012P-12Dual Credit Course and Online Courses
S.B. 1328
Amends the provisions of Students Come First that were contained in S 1184 (2011) to:
1.) Correct an allocation of funds for districts to meet the state's high school graduation requirements for science and math.
2.) Allow students to participate in the Dual C...

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COSigned into law 03/2012P-12Multi-district On-line Education Programs
H.B. 1212
Clarifies that a "single-district program" means an on-line program that serves only students who reside within a single school district. The defintion previously indicated that in cases in which programs authorized by one or more districts, or a board of coop...

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IDSigned into law 03/2012P-12State Review of Instructional Materials and Online Courses
H.B. 604
Provides a statutory framework for the State Department of Education's review of online courses, which is a function that the Department is required to perform. It also formalizes the Department's longstanding practice in the area of textbook and curricular ma...

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IDSigned into law 03/2012P-12Creation of Web Based Clearinghouse for Public School Online Courses
H.B. 626
Implements one of the recommendations of the 2011 Public School Technology Task Force, specifically, the recommendation that the state create a web-based clearinghouse of approved online courses, accessible to students, parents and schools. Such a clearinghous...

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VASigned into law 03/2012P-12Develops Licensure Criteria for Teachers who Teach Only Online Courses
H.B. 578
Requires the Board of Education to develop licensure criteria for teachers who teach only online courses. The bill also provides that teachers who hold a Board issued five-year renewable license may teach online courses for which they are properly endorsed.
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UTSigned into law 03/2012P-12Statewide Online Education Program
S.B. 178
From bill summary: Requires the program name, "Statewide Online Education Program," to be used in the dissemination of information on the program. Provides that the state board of education, including an employee of the state board, may not give preference to ...

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VASigned into law 03/2012P-12
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Teachers of Online Courses and College Partnership Laboratory Schools; Background Checks
H.B. 577
Clarifies that teachers of online courses and in college partnership laboratory schools shall, as a condition of employment requiring direct contact with students, provide written consent and the necessary personal information to obtain a search of the registr...

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VASigned into law 03/2012P-12Virtual Schools Accreditation Standards
H.B. 1215
Requires the Board of Education to promulgate regulations establishing standards for accreditation of public virtual schools that enroll students full time.
http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?121+ful+HB1215ER+pdf...

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WASigned into law 03/2012P-12Regarding Open Educational Resources for Common Core Standards in K-12 Education.
H.B. 2337
Requires the superintendent of public instruction, subject to availability of amounts appropriated for this specific purpose, to take the lead in developing openly
licensed courseware aligned with the common core state standards and placed under an attribution...

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UTSigned into law 02/2012P-12
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Utah Education Network
H.B. 53
Expands the duties of the Utah Education Network (UEN), to include coordination and support of telecommunications needs of entities affiliated with the state systems of public and higher education as approved by the Utah Education Network Board. Directs the UE...

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IDSigned into law 02/2012P-12Definition of Online Course
S.B. 1237
Revises definition of "online course" to allow for instructor to be physically located at the school or place where the student is receiving instruction.
http://legislature.idaho.gov/legislation/2012/S1237.pdf....

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MEIssued 02/2012P-122012 Maine Executive Order 1
2012 ME EO 1
As part of the Maine Department of Education's plan to implement a student centered, proficiency based model for education, the governor has instructed the DOE to develop a strategic plan to adopt and implement the policies defined by the 10 Elements of High Q...

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NVAdopted 10/2011P-12Enrollment and Attendance of Pupils in Programs of Distance Education
NAC 387.193
Revises provisions relating to the enrollment and attendance of pupils in programs of distance education. (NRS 385.080, 387.123, 388.874) http://www.leg.state.nv.us/NAC/CHAPTERS.HTMl
http://www.leg.state.nv.us/NAC/CHAPTERS.HTMl...

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ILSigned into law 08/2011P-12Remote Educational Program Funding
H.B. 3223
Amends the instructional time during which the remote educational program may be delivered (to disassociate from the traditional school calendar). Replaces reference to "days of attendance" to "clock hours of instruction" for purposes of the remote educational...

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IASigned into law 07/2011P-12Online Advanced Placement Academy STEM Initiative
H.F. 645 - Multiple Sections
Establishes the Iowa online advanced placement academy science, technology, engineering, and mathematics initiative within the international center for talented and gifted education at the state university of Iowa, to deliver, with an emphasis on science, tech...

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TXSigned into law 07/2011P-12Courses Offered Through State Virtual School Network
S.B. 1
Permits a student to enroll in a course provided through the state virtual school network if the student is either under 21 or under 26 and entitled to the benefits of the Foundation School Program under Section 42.003. Directs each district or open-enrollment...

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OHSigned into law 06/2011P-12Making Up Lost Instructional Days Online
H.B. 153 - Making Up Lost Instructional Days Online
Permits a local board, or the governing authority of a chartered nonpublic school or a community school, prior to the start of the school year, to submit a plan to the department to require students to complete classroom lessons posted to the district's or non...

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OHSigned into law 06/2011P-12Clearinghouse of Distance Learning Courses
H.B. 153 - Clearinghouse of Distance Learning Courses
Establishes the following as principles on which the clearinghouse of distance learning courses for grades K-12 must be based: (1) All Ohio students shall have access to high-quality distance learning courses at any point in their educational careers; (2) All...

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ORSigned into law 06/2011P-12Charter Sponsorship
S.B. 994
Allows an institution of higher education to evaluate a proposal for sponsorship by a public charter school; provides that the process or the decision to approve or disapprove of the proposal for sponsorship by the institution of higher education are final and...

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TNSigned into law 06/2011P-12Virtual Public Schools Act
S.B. 874 and HB 1030
Enacts "The Virtual Public Schools Act." Virtual schools may be established by an LEA. A virtual school is a public school and must be provided resources as any other public school in the state. Each school is required to provide each student enrolled ( 1) Acc...

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NCVeto overridden: legislature has overridden governor's veto 06/2011P-12North Carolina Virtual Public School (NCVPS)
H.B. 200 - North Carolina Virtual Public School (NCVPS)
Requires the North Carolina Virtual Public School (NCVPS) program to report to the state board and maintain an administrative office at the department of public instruction. Requires that the director of NCVPS ensure that students in rural and low-wealth count...

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MESigned into law 06/2011P-12Nonresident Students May Participate in Online Learning Programs
H.P. 698
Permits Maine public school systems that offer online learning programs to allow nonresident students to participate in those programs on a tuition basis. http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/bills_125th/chapters/PUBLIC353.asp...

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MESigned into law 06/2011P-12Digital Learning
S.P. 161
Requires the Commissioner of Education to develop a program of technical assistance, including professional development and training for instruction in digital literacy and the establishment of a clearinghouse for information on the use of online learning reso...

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TNSigned into law 06/2011P-12Who Can Attend Virtual Schools
S.B. 714
Deletes the requirement that only students in K-12 who were enrolled in and attended a public school during the previous school year are eligible to participate in a virtual public education program.
http://state.tn.us/sos/acts/107/pub/pc0288.pdf...

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OKSigned into law 05/2011P-12Supplemental Online Courses
S.B. 280
Instructs the state board to adopt rules to provide for implementation of supplemental online courses and makes the measure apply only to students taking supplemental courses rather than full-time online courses. Removes the need for an Individualized Learning...

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GASigned into law 05/2011P-12State Education Finance Study Commission
H.B. 192 - State Education Finance Study Commission
Establishes the State Education Finance Study Commission to evaluate the Quality Basic Education (QBE) Formula and education funding for public schools in Georgia. Provides for composition, compensation, duties and powers, and support staff of the commission. ...

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OKSigned into law 05/2011P-12State Aid for Students in Online Courses
S.B. 141
The measure requires that state aid to districts for students in online courses be based upon the average daily membership of those students in the first nine weeks of the current school year.
http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/cf/2011-12%20ENR/SB/SB141%20ENR.D...

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INSigned into law 05/2011P-12Virtual Charter Schools
H.B. 1001--Charter Schools
Provides that, beginning with the 2011-12 school year, a virtual charter school may apply for sponsorship with a statewide sponsor in accordance with the sponsor's guidelines. It specifies the amount that a virtual charter school is entitled to receive in stat...

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IDSigned into law 04/2011P-12Online learning
S.B. 1184 -Online Learning
Requires the State Board of Education to create digital citizenship standards, and to consider adding online courses as a graduation requirement for the class of 2016.

Creates a task force to study and develop plans for implementation of online courses, one-...

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IDSigned into law 04/2011P-12Idaho Digital Learning Academy
S.B. 1184 - Distance Learning/Virtual University
If the revenue received by the Idaho digital learning academy pursuant to this section, section 33-1002A, Idaho Code, and any contracts with school districts or public charter schools, is less than $3,500,000 in fiscal year 2013 or fiscal year 2014, then the m...

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UTSigned into law 03/2011P-12Statewide Online Education Program
S.B. 65
Creates the Statewide Online Education Program to enable a student to earn high school graduation credit by completing publicly-funded online courses. Establishes limits on the number of credits a student may enroll in; provides exceptions to those limits. Pro...

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KYSigned into law 03/2011P-12Lost Instructional Days
H.B. 427 - Lost Instructional Days
Section 2: Permits the commissioner of education to grant up to the equivalent of 10 instructional days for school years 2010-11 and 2011-12 for districts that have missed an average of 20 or more days in the previous three years and use alternative methods of...

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NVAdopted 09/2010P-12Enrollment and Attendance of Pupils in Programs of Distance Education
NAC 387.193
Revises provisions relating to the enrollment and attendance of pupils in programs of distance education.
http://www.leg.state.nv.us/NAC/CHAPTERS.HTMl...

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TXAdopted 08/2010P-12Online Learning, AP and IB
19 TAC 74.23, 29
Section 74.23: Correspondence Courses and Distance Learning: Updates section to make clear that students may earn course credit via online courses and the Texas Virtual School Network (TxVSN).

Section 74.29: Texas Advanced Placement Incentive Program: Clarifi...

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OKSigned into law 06/2010P-12Testing for Online Courses or Programs
S.B. 2318
Requires that students enrolled in an online course or program that is offered by a school district or charter school that is not the district of residence or is not located in the district of residence of the student be provided the opportunity to take any te...

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OKSigned into law 06/2010P-12Calculating Funding for Online Instruction
S.B. 2109
For state funding purposes, requires the state department to include the appropriate grade level weight and all category weights to which the pupil is assigned when calculating State Aid, regardless of whether the receiving district provides education to the s...

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OKSigned into law 06/2010P-12New Rules for Online Courses
S.B. 2319
Requires the state board of education to adopt additional rules relating to online courses (i.e., admission, testing, electronic student transfer system, withdrawal, parent contacts and a review process to identify and certify online course providers and a uni...

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OKTo governor 05/2010P-12Statewide Virtual School Task Force
S.B. 2129
Creates the Statewide Virtual School Task Force to explore that feasibility of establishment of a statewide virtual school; provides for membership, appointment, designation of officers, quorum, staff support, and travel reimbursement; requires a report of fin...

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ORProposed Rules 05/2010P-12Definition of Virtual Public Charter School
OAR 581-020-0337
Provides definition of virtual public charter school that applies to charter school laws to implement provision of SB 767 (2009). The rule was previously adopted as a temporary rule.
http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/rules/0110_Bulletin/0110_ch581_bulletin.html...

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AZSigned into law 04/2010P-12Distance education
H.B. 2129
Clarifies requirements regarding full-time and part-time student enrollment in the Arizona Online Instruction (AOI) program. Replaces current statutory definitions for full-time enrollment in the AOI program to align with those of regular instruction program. ...

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ORSigned into law 04/2010P-12Virtual Schools
H.B. 3660A
Imposes requirements on virtual public charter schools related to budget and accounting system, tracking of student progress, administrator and teacher qualifications, student and school records and notification of enrollment and withdrawal; prohibits State Bo...

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OHSigned into law 03/2010P-12Distinction between Online AP Courses and Clearinghouse of Distance Learning Courses
S.B. 155 - Section 6
Amends 371.50.90 of Am. Sub. H.B. 1 of the 128th General Assembly (enacted July 2009). Clarifies that from an appropriation item in 2009 H.B. 1, eTech Ohio must use up to $1 million in FY 2010 to maintain the clearinghouse of distance learning courses called f...

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VASigned into law 03/2010P-12Virtual Schools
S.B. 738/H.B. 1388
Requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to develop, and the Board of Education to approve, criteria for approving and monitoring multi-division providers of online courses and virtual school programs. Allows local school boards to enter into contract...

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MSSigned into law 03/2010P-12Management of the Virtual Public School Program
H.B. 1056
Authorizes the State Board of Education to select private providers, overseen by the State Department of Education, to administer, manage or operate virtual school programs, including total operation of the Virtual Public School Program; revises the period of ...

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WYSigned into law 03/2010P-12Interdistrict Distance Education
H.B. 41
Relates to school finance; excludes district revenues derived from any tuition assessed by a district for the provision of distance education programs to participating nonresident students from local resource computations used in computing foundation program a...

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ILSigned into law 08/2009P-12Remote Educational Programs
H.B. 2448
Defines "remote educational program" as program delivered to students in the home or other location outside of a school building that meets specified criteria. Allows a school district, by resolution of its board, to establish a remote educational program. Pro...

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ILSigned into law 08/2009P-12Textbook Digital Technology
S.B. 2277
Requires the state board of education to implement a pilot program, subject to appropriation, to test digital technologies in three geographically diverse school districts by July 2011. Sets forth the issues that the pilot program must examine. Directs the sta...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12
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eTech Ohio (Education Technology)
H.B. 1 - Section 3353.09, 3353.20, and 265.30.83
By January 2010, directs the eTech Ohio commission to develop and implement a plan to create an aligned educational technology system that spans preschool to postsecondary education (P-20). Directs the commission to consult with the state board of education in...

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MOSigned into law 07/2009P-12Distance Learning
S.B. 291--Virtual Courses for School Districts and Charter Schools
Provides that school districts that offer virtual courses to resident students who are enrolled in the school district shall receive state school funding. School districts may offer virtual courses through technological methods as described in the act that cou...

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ORSigned into law 06/2009P-12Virtual Charter School
S.B. 767
Provides for the establishment of virtual public charter schools; specifies requirements for such schools relating to budgeting, performance, contracting, teacher employment, maintenance of records, and enrollment; requires that a proposal for any public chart...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12Virtual Courses
H.B. 3646 - Sections 26-32
Section 26: Amends provisions regarding eligibility for full-time enrollment in courses provided through the state virtual school network.
Section 27: Clarifies that state virtual school network provisions in Chapter 30A of the Education Code do not apply to ...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12Virtual School and High School Allotments
H.B. 3646 - Sections 56 and 57
Section 56: Creates new sections 42.159 and 42.160. Section 42.159 provides that for each student who completes a semester-long electronic course that meets a high school graduation requirement and is provided through the state virtual school network as part o...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12
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State Virtual School Network
H.B. 3646 - Sections 35-38
Section 35: Directs the commissioner to establish rules regarding procedures for verifying that teachers of electronic courses through the state virtual school network successfully completed the required professional development before teaching the course. Req...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12Distance Learning Studies
H.B. 3646 - Sections 92 and 98
Section 92: Directs the state education agency to evaluate whether providers of different types of electronic courses offered through the state virtual school network should receive varying amounts of state funding based on the type of course provided. Require...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12Virtual Courses for Corrections Ed. Students
H.B. 3646 - Section 94
Directs the investigate the feasibility of creating one or more series of courses to be provided through the state virtual school network that focus on the educational needs of students in alternative education settings, including students in disciplinary alte...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12
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Foster Care Students
S.B. 2248
Directs the state education agency to assist the transition of foster care students from one school to another by specified means, including ensuring expedient transfer of student records; developing transition programs to assist a foster care student in his/h...

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MESigned into law 06/2009P-12Establishes Maine Online Learning Program
S.B. 531
Directs the Department of Education to establish the Maine Online Learning Program, which will provide high-quality educational options for kindergarten to grade 12 students using online learning programs and courses, beginning in the 2009-2010 school year.
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FLSigned into law 05/2009P-12
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School Construction Bonds/Virtual Instruction Program/School Breakfast Programs/Florida Teacher Lead Program
S.B. 1676
Creates the Florida Qualified School Construction Bond Allocation Act; requires the Office of Technology and Information Services (under supervision of the state board) to develop a systemwide technology plan, making budget recommendations to the commissioner,...

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ALSigned into law 05/2009P-12
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Community College
Alabama Virtual Library
H.B. 322
Establishes the Alabama Virtual Library and the Alabama Virtual Library Executive Council, and executive council membership, responsibilities and duties. Includes 3 appointees each of state superintendent, chancellor of postsecondary education and executive di...

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IDSigned into law 05/2009P-12Virtual University
H.B. 303
Amends laws relating to education; revises provisions relating to instructional staff allowance; provides that school districts may offer virtual school instruction and a blend of virtual and traditional instruction; provides for counting and reporting of aver...

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MNSigned into law 05/2009P-12Distance Learning
H.F. 2
Defines "online course syllabus" for purposes of the online learning law. Clarifies procedures for students to enroll in and receive course credit and to meet district graduation requirements for supplemental online learning courses and programs. Requires the ...

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OKSigned into law 05/2009P-12Task Force on Internet-Based Instruction
S.B. 604
Creates the Task Force on Internet-Based Instruction to conduct a comprehensive review of Internet-based instruction in this state and make recommendations regarding necessary changes to ensure accountability for such programs in public schools.
http://webserv...

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MTSigned into law 04/2009P-12Montana Virtual Academy
H.B. 459
Creates the Montana virtual academy at a unit of the Montana university system. The purposes of the Montana virtual academy are to: (a) make distance learning opportunities available to all school-age children through public school districts in the state of Mo...

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WASigned into law 04/2009P-12Online Learning
S.B. 5410
Relates to online learning; requires the development of a process for approving multidistrict online providers; requires accreditation of providers offering online courses; provides for the establishment of an advisory committee; requires the creation of an of...

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IDSigned into law 04/2009P-12Virtual Charter School
S.B. 1121
Relates to public charter schools; amends existing law that provides for a notice and a public hearing in the case of a petition for a public virtual charter school; provides for comments; provides for review of certain petitions and public hearings. Chapter 2...

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IDSigned into law 04/2009P-12Distance Learning
H.B. 157
Relates to the Idaho Education Network; establishes duties of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction and the State Department of Education with regard to the Network; requires coordination with the Digital Learning Academy to distribute telecourses and...

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IDSigned into law 03/2009P-12Virtual School Employees
H.B. 57
Amends existing law to provide that public school employment shall be defined to include the employees of the Idaho Digital Learning Academy, to revise the makeup of the Idaho Digital Learning Academy Board of Directors; and to revise statutory provisions rega...

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WYAdopted 03/2009P-12Distance Education Governance
Chapter 41
Adds rules to detail both distance education program providers and the school districts receiving these services will be provided with clear guidelines, requirements, and processes. ...

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VASigned into law 02/2009P-12Transferabily of Virtual State Credits
H.B. 2619
Requires local school boards to make provisions to require the acceptance of virtual state credits earned by a student while attending another public secondary school or nonpublic school, or through home instruction.
http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe...

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FLAdopted 11/2008P-12District Virtural Instruction Program
FAC 6A-6.0981
Requires districts, beginning with the 2009-2010 school year, to provide eligible students within its boundaries the option to participate in a virtual instruction program. The program must be full-time for K-8 students and may be full-time or part-time for st...

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WYAdopted 10/2008P-12School Foundation Program
Chapter 8
These emergency rules amend the existing rules related to the school foundation program.  The emergency rules provide additional definitions for terms used throughout the rules.  The emergency rules add a new section 8 which provides a process for a school dis...

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COAdopted 10/2008P-12Online Learning Programs
1 CCR 301-71
Establishes rules regarding the administration, certification and oversight of Colorado online education programs. Establishes quality standards for online programs, promote online program student participation, and establish a process and timeline for continu...

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WYAdopted 10/2008P-12Distance Education Courses
ER08-31
These emergency rules add a new chapter to the education rules to deal with distance education.  The new chapter provides uniform rules for the offering of distance education courses and the transfer and acceptance of credit for those courses.  The new chapter...

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CASigned into law 09/2008P-12
Community College
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Virtual campus
S.B. 1437
Authorizes the State Virtual Campus to partner with education entities and community-based organizations to facilitate efforts relating to the use of technology resources and Internet connectivity. Authorizes campus grantees to accomplish certain online educat...

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MTAdopted 09/2008P-12Distance Learning - Teachers
ARM 10.55.907
Requires any teacher of distance, online or technology delivered learning to be licensed, with such license granted as a result of the completion of an accredited professional educator preparation program....

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FLSigned into law 06/2008P-12High School Programs - Career/Tech & Virtual Schools
S.B. 1906
Relates to alternative high school courses and programs. Establishes a pilot project for awarding high school credit for industry certification programs. Requires school districts to indicate interest in the pilot project. Provides for specified courses to be ...

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TNSigned into law 06/2008P-12Virtual Education Programs
S.B. 2008
Requires the state board to develop policies and guidelines for the operation of virtual education programs, including those operated by the Department of Education. Requires the department to monitor enrollments, etc. and to report annually. http://www.legisl...

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FLSigned into law 06/2008P-12Virtual Education Programs
H.B. 7067
Relates to virtual education programs; provides that K-8 virtual schools are public schools and a public school choice option; establishes school district K- 8 Virtual School Program; requires school districts to offer program beginning with 2009-2010 school y...

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AZSigned into law 06/2008P-12virtual learning
H.B. 2064
Concerns the E-Learning Task Force; provides that the duties of the task force shall include, among other things, submission of recommendations on the transformation of traditional instruction programs to e-learning programs, option to equip teachers with the ...

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HISigned into law 06/2008P-12
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Community College
Online Learning
H.B. 2971
Directs the Department of Education to adopt and implement recommendations and strategic goals contained in the report of the online learning task force established by Act 275, Session Laws of Hawaii 2007. Specifically requires the department to:
(1) Continue ...

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KSSigned into law 05/2008P-12School Finance
S.B. 531
Provides that a student enrolled in a district and attending both a non-virtual school and a virtual school must be counted as that proportion of one pupil (to the nearest one-tenth) that the student's attendance at the non-virtual school bears to full-time at...

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KSSigned into law 05/2008P-12Virtual School
S.B. 669
Establishes the virtual school act. Authorizes districts to operate virtual schools. Provides for requirements for virtual schools. Requires districts to provide adequate training to teachers who teach in virtual schools. Requires districts to annually submit ...

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ALAdopted 05/2008P-12Graduation Requirements and Other Changes
290-3-1-.02
Increases the minimum number of teaching days in the school year from 175 to 180 (in compliance with 2003 S.B. 4). Permits secondary school students (in both summer school and regular school year) to demonstrate mastery of Alabama course of study content stand...

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GAAdopted 05/2008P-12Accountability Audits, Georgia Virtual School
GAC 160-7-1-.04, 160-8-1-.01
160-7-1-.04: Clarifies rules regarding the audit procedures for the Governor's Office of Student Achievement (OSA). http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/_documents/doe/legalservices/160-7-1-.04.pdf
160-8-1-.01: Revises the definition of "blended learning" with regard to t...

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AZSigned into law 04/2008P-12Administrator salaries
S.B. 1081
Requires that schools selected by the state board of education to participate in the technology assisted project-based instruction program, an internet-based alternative to learning in traditional brick-and- mortar schools, include in the annual report require...

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KYSigned into law 04/2008P-12
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STEM
S.B. 2
Defines "Advanced science and mathematics" as Advanced Placement (AP) biology, calculus, chemistry, computer science, environmental science, and physics, and International Baccalaureate (IB) biology, chemistry, computer science, environmental systems, mathemat...

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IDSigned into law 04/2008P-12virtual schools
H.B. 670
Makes an appropriation for the Division of Operations portion of the Public Schools budget; provides for expenditures for certain technology programs; distributes moneys for replacement of school maintenance and operations levy funds; directs the distribution ...

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WISigned into law 04/2008P-12Virtual Charter Schools
S.B. 396
The bill requires that anyone who teaches in a public school or charter school must hold a teaching license issued by the department of public instruction (DPI). Teachers in virtual charter schools (defined as a charter school offering an online learning progr...

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IDSigned into law 04/2008P-12Distance Learning/Virtual Univ.
H.B. 672
Makes an appropriation for the Division of Children's Programs portion of the Public Schools budget; increases funding for the Idaho Digital Learning Academy.
Chapter 392
http://www3.idaho.gov/oasis/H0672.html...

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WASigned into law 03/2008P-12Online Mathematics Curriculum
H.B. 2598
Requires the office of the superintentdent of public instruction (OSPI) and the state board to work together to issue a request for proposals to adapt the existing mathematics curriculum to align it with the state's math standards and to make the curriculum av...

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INSigned into law 03/2008P-12
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Concurrent Enrollment Partnership and Virtual School Committee
H.B. 1246
The bill established the concurrent enrollment partnership to coordinate dual credit programs among high schools and state educational institutions. The commission on higher education is directed to provide support for the partnership. Also creates the interim...

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UTSigned into law 03/2008P-12UPSTART Program
S.B. 2 - Sections 3-9
Establishes UPSTART, a pilot project that uses a home-based educational technology program to develop the school readiness skills of children age 4-5 who have not entered kindergarten. Provides that UPSTART is created to evaluate the effectiveness of giving pr...

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WASigned into law 03/2008P-12
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Dual Enrollment Online Programs
H.B. 3129
The office of the superintendent of public instruction (OSPI) is directed to compile information about online learning programs for high school students to earn college credit and place the information on its website. Directs high schools to ensure that teache...

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IDSigned into law 03/2008P-12Virtual schools
H.B. 423
Amends existing law relating to public virtual schools; clarifies the definition of such schools; authorizes the public charter school commission to approve a charter for a public virtual school if it determines the petition contains certain requirements; esta...

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IDSigned into law 03/2008P-12virtual schools
H.B. 552
Provides the Digital Learning Academy with financial independence from a host school district; allows the Academy to extend service to students in lower grades.
Chapter 119

http://www3.idaho.gov/oasis/H0552.html
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IDSigned into law 03/2008P-12Virtual schools
H.B. 567
Amends existing law to provide that the Idaho Digital Learning Academy is an educational institution for sales and use tax exemption purposes.
Chapter 172
http://www3.idaho.gov/oasis/H0567.html...

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SDSigned into law 02/2008P-12Virtual school
H.B. 1312
Changes the state virtual high school to the state virtual school.
http://legis.state.sd.us/sessions/2008/Bills/HB1312ENR.htm...

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MOAdopted 02/2008P-12VIRTUAL INSTRUCTION PROGRAM
5 CSR 50-500.010
Proposes rules to implement a public virtual school program to serve school-age students residing in MIssouri.
http://www.sos.mo.gov/adrules/csr/current/5csr/5c50-500.pdf...

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LAAdopted 10/2007P-12Distance Learning Standards
LAC 28:CXV.2395
Amends Bulletin 741 - Louisiana Handbook for School Administrators in order to update distance learning standards. ...

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IDIssued 09/2007P-12
Community College
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Distance learning/virtual university
Executive Order 19
(Executive Order 2007-12) Designates the Department of Labor as the entity responsible for developing and delivering comprehensive computer-based career information; repeals and replaces Executive Order 2006-04....

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ALAdopted 09/2007P-12Online Courses
AAC 290-3-1-.02(12)
Removes the existing restriction on the number of online courses that may be taken by students in grades 9-12, deletes the clock hour requirement, adds a section for homebound students, and clarifies the existing rule by adding additional details....

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IDAdopted 08/2007P-12
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Postsecondary Specialist Certificate
IDAPA 08.02.02
Provides certification to meet the special needs of virtual schools, distant education and public school/postsecondary partnerships. Promotes greater flexibility and increased content competency among teachers and valid certification for higher education facul...

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HIBecame law without governor's signature 07/2007P-12Online Learning Task Force
H.B. 598
Creates an online learning task force to develop a systematic plan to expand opportunities for online learning, to enhance the learning experiences of students across the state.
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/sessioncurrent/Bills/HB598_CD1_.htm...

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VTSigned into law 06/2007P-12Misc. Provisions
S.B. 93
Amends provisions regarding joint contract school districts, genders and dates of birth of pupils, base contract amounts, K-12 tuition agreement terms, transportation assistance for technical education, salaries, school budgets, property tax revenue and rates,...

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TXSigned into law 06/2007P-12State Virtual School Network
S.B. 1788
Establishes a state virtual school network (network) so students throughout the state can have access to course work which may not otherwise be provided or offered. The bill sets forth the operational, administrative, and funding requirements of the network.
h...

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NESigned into law 05/2007P-12Educational Service Units and Early Childhood Education Grants
L.B. 603
Relates to educational service units and school funding, incuding distance education. Changes provisions relating to: election of board members for educational service units; distance education, unit boundaries and board membership; and the Early Childhood Edu...

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NESigned into law 05/2007P-12Funding for Distance Education Classrooms
L.A. 603
Distance education provisions of this larger appropriations bill pertain to the qualifications of school districts and educational service units (ESUs) for lottery funds allocated for distance education equipment reimbursement and incentives. The bill allows E...

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NVSigned into law 05/2007P-12Distance Education and Independent Study
S.B. 535
Authorizes school districts to operate an alternative program for all grade levels of pupils who are at risk of dropping out of school, subject to the approval of the state superintendent. Eliminates the restriction on the eligibility of a provider of the dist...

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COSigned into law 05/2007P-12Online Education Policies
S.B. 215
Creates a division in the department of education a division of on-line learning. The purposes of the division are: to support online programs, students, parents, authorizers and others by providing information and access to data, and to facilitate certificati...

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SCSigned into law 05/2007P-12South Carolina Virtual School Program
H.B. 3097
Authorizes the state department to establish the South Carolina Virtual School Program to provide South Carolina students access to distance, online, or virtual learning courses offered for an initial unit of credit. Requires the South Carolina Virtual School ...

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COSigned into law 05/2007P-12Online Education Reimbursement
H.B. 1066
Concerns reimbursement for supplemental on-line education courses. Designates one of the education service districts to contract with a provider to offer supplemental online education courses to districts, charter schools and other service districts. The legis...

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MESigned into law 05/2007P-12Distance Learning Review
H.B. 365
(Resolve) Directs the Department of Education to review and assess distance learning opportunities for public high school students and report to the Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs by January 15, 2008.
http://www.mainelegislature.org...

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MNSigned into law 05/2007P-12Online Learning
H.F. 2245 [Online Learning]
Pertains to student eligibility for enrollment in online learning and online learning course standards. (Sections 20-24)
http://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/bin/bldbill.php?bill=H2245.2.html&session=ls85...

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NDSigned into law 04/2007P-12Approval Process for Electronic Course Delivery
H.B. 1491
Requires an approval process related to electronic course delivery.
1. Before a person may provide elementary or high school courses electronically to a student, school, or school district in this state, the person must obtain annual approval from the
superin...

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ARSigned into law 04/2007P-12high school advanced placement
H.B. 2734
Ensures a rigorous and efficient curriculum for high school students; assist small, rural public schools in providing students access to the most rigorous courses available if it is the desire of students to take Advanced Placement courses in the place of regu...

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IDSigned into law 04/2007P-12
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Community College
Idaho Digital Learning Academy
S.B. 1237 (Sections 12-14)
Strikes existing provision that funding for the Idaho Digital Learning Academy be provided from an annual budget request to the legislature from the superintendent of public instruction. Creates new section providing that a portion of the annual legislative ap...

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NMSigned into law 04/2007P-12
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Community College
Cyber Academy Act
H.B. 201/S.B. 209
Enacts the Cyber Academy Act, provides powers and duties and makes an appropriation. The cyber academy is a collaborative program among the department, the higher education department, telecommunications networks and representatives of other state agencies eng...

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WVSigned into law 03/2007P-1221st Century Tools for Schools Technology Initiative
S.B. 603
Establishes the 21st Century Tools for 21st Century Schools Technology Initiative to replace, enhance and fund current technology programs in schools; requires the development of a 21st Century Strategic Technology Learning Plan under the initiative and sets f...

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VASigned into law 03/2007P-12Online Corrections Education
H.B. 3191
Allows the Board of Correctional Education to develop programs to provide restricted Internet access to online secondary education or adult education and literacy programs leading to a diploma or the General Education Development (GED) program and testing. htt...

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SDSigned into law 03/2007P-12Credit for Distance Learning Courses
H.B. 1113
Adds a new section. Prohibits school districts from granting credit for distance learning courses offered through entities other than the South Dakota Virtual High School unless any of the following conditions apply:
(1) The course is provided through an agre...

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WYSigned into law 02/2007P-12Extended Day & Summer School Programs, Distance Learning/Virtual University & Finance - Alternative Education Updates
H.B. 115
Requires the state superintendent of public instruction to review at-risk program strategies funded under the block grant model, specifically including alternative schools and imposes a moratorium on new alternative schools recognized under the model during th...

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NMRule Adoption 12/2006P-12Distance Learning
NMAC 6.30.8
Establishes requirements for distance learning programs taken for credit by students enrolled in a school district.
http://www.ped.state.nm.us/press/2006/september/nmac/6.30.8%20NMAC%2009-05-06.pdf...

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OHSigned into law 12/2006P-12Integrating Technology into the Curriculum
S.B. 311--Sec. 3313.603(C)(7) Part 4
Directs public, charter and chartered nonpublic schools to integrate technology whereever practicable across the curriculum. Provides that districts and schools may use distance and web-based course delivery as a method of providing or augmenting all instructi...

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GAAdopted 11/2006P-12Teacher Preparation and Certification
GAC 505-2-.05, .06, .25, .38, .150, .162, .163, .165, .202, .204, .205, .206; 505-3-.16, -.85
Clarifies various rules regarding certification, including certificaton for interns, non-renewable professionals, teaching endorsements, safety and driver education endorsement, school counseling, school psychology, and speech and language pathology. Establish...

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UTAdopted 11/2006P-12Per Pupil Funding & Attendance/Completion Recordkeeping
R277-419
Allows exceptions to the minimum number of instructional hours and schools days per year for individual students and schools; requires Local Education Agencies (LEAs) and Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs to ensure that accurate records of daily st...

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UTAdopted 11/2006P-12Non-traditional Student Participation in State Achievement Tests
R277-604
Provides definitions, criteria and procedures for private school students, home school students, electronic high school (EHS) students, and Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) students to participate in the state's public education school achievement tests required...

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SDAdopted 10/2006P-12Teacher Accreditation Programs/Guidelines and Virtual High School
Article 24:16, 24:43:12:09 to :11 inclusive, Article 24:53
Amends rules to establish the process for the accreditation and program approval of teacher preparation programs and closely align the rules tothe requirements of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Creates the structural guide...

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OHAdopted 10/2006P-12Distance Education Rules
OAC 3332-1-06, -09, -10, -17, -17.1, -24, -25 -26
Amends rules regarding distance education programs; student enrollmentpolicies and practices; tuition and fees; issuance of agent permits;disciplinary action involving agents; completion and placement; school closures;and off-campus learning centers. OHIO 1290...

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AZSigned into law 06/2006P-12
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E-Learning Information System
S.B. 1512
Relates to an integrated instructional and data system warehouse to act as a depository for e- learning information to enhance information and communication between all public schools in the state; includes universities; relates to a digital curriculum; establ...

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OHSigned into law 06/2006P-12
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Community College
Ohio Core Support
H.B. 115
Appropriates funds for support of the Ohio Core Program. Funds will be used to:
(1) Support the participation of teachers licensed in Ohio and mid-career professionals not currently employed by a school district or licensed to teach at the primary or secondary...

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FLSigned into law 05/2006P-12K-8 Virtrual School Program
S.B. 1282
Relates to k-8 virtual school program; establishes said program within Department of Education; authorizes participating schools to be for-profit or nonprofit entities; requires that instructional personnel have state teaching certificates; requires education ...

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MOSigned into law 05/2006P-12Virtual Public School
S.B. 912
Requires the state board to establish a virtual public school by July 1, 2007. All K-12 students in the state may enroll. State school aid will treat the student as part of the enrollment of the district in which the student physically resides at the choice of...

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COSigned into law 04/2006P-12Online Course Reimbursement
H.B. 1008
Concerns reimbursement for supplemental on-line education courses. School districts and charter schools may receive reimbursement for all or a portion of the costs incurred in purchasing supplemental online education courses for students in grades 6-12. For ex...

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GASigned into law 04/2006P-12Computer or Internet-Based Instruction
S.B. 610
Allows charter schools to provide computer or Internet-based instruction. http://www.legis.state.ga.us/legis/2005_06/pdf/sb610.pdf...

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MISigned into law 04/2006P-12High School Graduation Requirements
S.B. 1124
Provides for required high school curriculum; provides that beginning with pupils schedule to graduate from high school in 2010, a student may not receive a high school diploma unless the student completes 4 units of math, including algebra I, geometry and alg...

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MISigned into law 04/2006P-12New High School Graduation Requirements
H.B. 5606
Establishes statewide high school graduation requirements effective with the class of 2010, including 4 units English; 3 units science, including biology and either chemistry or physics. Strongly encourages students to complete a fourth credit in science, such...

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IDSigned into law 04/2006P-12Distance Learning and Remedial Coursework
H.B. 847 Section 9
Specifies that $1,100,000 of the appropriation in section 3 of the bill be distributed to the Idaho Digital Learning Academy, as follows:
(1) $200,000 shall be utilized to reduce or eliminate tuition charged by the Idaho Digital Learning Academy to Idaho stu...

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NESigned into law 04/2006P-12Distance Education
L.B. 1208
From the fiscal note: LB 1208 relates to the provision of distance education in the state. The bill requires educational service units (ESU's) to assume responsibility for distance education services that are being provided to member school districts through a...

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UTSigned into law 03/2006P-12Electronic High School Act
S.B. 56
Requires a public school to: accept credits and grades awarded to students by certain accredited schools; and accept credits for both transfer students and students enrolled in the school who take courses offered by other public or private schools; requires th...

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MSSigned into law 03/2006P-12
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Community College
Virtual School Program/Dual Enrollment
H.B. 1130
Authorizes the establishment of a Virtual Public School Program; provides for the creation of high school and university or community college dual enrollment program; provides for the payment of tuition and costs for university and community college level cour...

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SDSigned into law 03/2006P-12Creates a Virtual High School
H.B. 1236
Creates a Virtual High School to provides choice accessibility, flexibility, quality and equity in curricular offerings for high school -aged students in the state; establishes an advisory council. Authorizes the purchase of 263 acres of specific property that...

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VASigned into law 03/2006P-12Office of Learning Technology
H.B. 305
Creates the Office of Learning Technology within the State Council of Higher Education to facilitate and coordinate the voluntary participation of public and private institutions of higher education in the Commonwealth in technology-enriched initiatives. The O...

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MSSigned into law 03/2006P-12Education Reform Act of 2006
S.B. 2602
Enacts the Education Reform Act of 2006. Section 10 directs the state board to establish the Mississippi Virtual Public School (MVPS) beginning in the school year 2006-07. The MVPS must be evaluated annually according to: (1)  the accountability and viability ...

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ORSigned into law 09/2005P-12Oregon Virtual School District
S.B. 1071
Creates the Oregon Virtual School District within the Department of Education. The purpose is to provide online courses to kindergarten through grade 12 public school students. Requires online courses to meet academic content standards meet other criteria adop...

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GAAdopted 07/2005P-12Virtual School Program
GAC 160-8-1-.01
Establishes rules regarding the Georgia Virtual School Program. http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/_documents/doe/legalservices/160-8-1-.01.pdf...

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COVetoed 06/2005P-12Supplemental Online Education Courses
S.B. 139
Recognizes the importance of supplemental online education courses, especially to smaller districts and rural schools. States that such courses are eligible to receive funding from the state education fund created in article IX of the state constitution. Requi...

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NESigned into law 05/2005P-12
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Community College
Distance Education Enhancement Task Force
L.B. 689
Creates and provides duties for the Distance Education Enhancement Task Force. http://www.legislature.ne.gov/FloorDocs/99/PDF/Slip/LB689.pdf...

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AZSigned into law 05/2005P-12Technology Assisted Project-Based Instruction program
S.B. 1422
Changes participation eligibility in Technology Assisted Project-Based Instruction program by requiring 60% of students to have been enrolled in and attended a public school the previous school year instead of 100%. Removes the limitation preventing a kinderga...

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WASigned into law 05/2005P-12Digital or Online Learning
S.B. 5828
Regarding Digital or Online Learning - Describes programmatic and funding requirements for courses offered through digital
technology to students who are taking the courses outside the schoolroom walls and limits funding for the students to one FTE. http://www...

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WATo governor 04/2005P-12Digital or Online Learning
S.B. 5828
Requires the superintendent of public instruction to revise the definition of a full-time equivalent student to include students who receive instruction through digital programs. "Digital programs" means electronically delivered learning that occurs primarily ...

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ARSigned into law 04/2005P-12Distance Learning
H.B. 2566
Amends the name of the Arkansas Distance Learning Development Project to the Arkansas Distance Learning Development Program. Allows courses offered through the program to be offered to public, private and home school students in the state. States that a home s...

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ARSigned into law 04/2005P-12Public School Funding Act of 2003
S.B. 939
Amends the public school funding act of 2003. Requires the State Board of Education to promulgate rules clarifying not only which alternative learning environment programs qualify for funding, but also the characteristics of students who qualify for funding be...

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IDSigned into law 04/2005P-12Division of Children's Programs
S.B. 1224
Establishes legislative intent for the Idaho Safe and Drug-Free Schools Program. Requires program to include the following:
(1) Districts will develop a policy and plan which will provide a guide for their substance abuse programs.
(2) Districts will have an a...

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ARSigned into law 04/2005P-12Distance Learning Coordinating Council
S.B. 592
Repeals language relating to the Arkansas Interagency Distance Learning Review Commission. Establishes the Distance Learning Coordinating Council. Assigns the council to evaluate distance learning activities for K-12 education across the state and determine if...

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IDSigned into law 03/2005P-12Digital Learning Academy
S.B. 1149
Relates to the Idaho Digital Learning Academy, and revises terminology from "high" school to "secondary" school, to include grades 7 through 12. Changes title of academy staff position from "professional development coordinator" to "curriculum and instruction ...

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SDSigned into law 03/2005P-12Distance Learning Providers
H.B. 1170
An Act to provide for the certification of distance learning providers and to authorize the Board of Education to promulgate rules relating to distance learning courses. No distance learning provider may provide courses through distance learning to any student...

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NVTemporary Rule Adoption 02/2005P-12Homeschooled Pupils Correspondence Programs
NAC 392.011, .018, .022, .024, .026, .035, .041, .048, .055, .065
Establishes rules regarding the use of correspondence programs by homeschooled pupils. NEVADA REG 3671 (SN)...

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CORule Adoption 11/2004P-12Online Programs
1 CCR 301-56
Clarifies rules regarding the administration of Colorado Online Programs. http://www.cde.state.co.us/cdeboard/brdbook/2004/NOVEMBER%202004/VIII-G-1.pdf...

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NDRule Adoption 07/2004P-12Educator's Professional License
NDAC 67.1-02-02-, -04, -05, -07, -09
Establishes rules regarding initial licenses, distance learning instructor - definition - qualifications - licensure, two-year and five-year renewals, professional development for license renewal, multicultural education and native american studies, and reentr...

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ARRule Adoption 06/2004P-12Scheduling Courses/Public Schools/Learning Technologies
ADE 167
Establishes rules to ensure the availability of efficient scheduling of courses offered by public schools through distance learning technologies. http://arkedu.state.ar.us/pdf/ade%20167%20availability%20distance%20learning.pdf...

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TNSigned into law 06/2004P-12School Videoconferencing
H.B. 2978
Until January 2005, allows a demonstration project for teaching of certain courses in public schools by videoconferencing. Courses include (1) Courses in which shortages of highly qualified teachers exist, including high-level courses for exceptional students;...

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MTRule Adoption 03/2004P-12
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Distance/Online/Technology Delivered Learning
ARM 10.55.907
Establishes rules relating to distance, online, and technology delivered learning. MONTANA REG 4484 (SN)...

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ARSigned into law 02/2004P-12Educational Renewal Zones
H.B. 1056
Creates the office of education renewal zones; provides for renewal zones to improve student achievement in smaller schools and districts; provides for collaboration with higher education partners, including community and technical colleges; enables small, rur...

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ARSigned into law 01/2004P-12Distance Learning
H.B. 1064
Ensures the availability of distance learning to all students in the state. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003s2/public/HB1064.pdf...

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ARBecame law without governor's signature 01/2004P-12Distance Learning
H.B. 1036
Assists public schools through the establishment of grants for distance learning; provides for the establishment of standards for eligible equipment and telecommunications services; provides that a teacher that is under contract in a school district in the res...

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ARRule Adoption 11/2003P-12Rules Governing Distance Learning
ADE 159
Establishes rules governing distance learning. http://arkedu.state.ar.us/pdf/ade%20159%20distance%20learning.pdf...

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CASigned into law 09/2003P-12Online Classroom Programs
A.B. 294
Recodifies provisions of the Online Classroom Pilot Program for the purpose of monitoring and evaluating pupil participation in online asynchronous interactive programs. Limits eligibility to high schools. Requires a school district to submit to the department...

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COEmergency Rule Adoption 08/2003P-12Cyberschools
1 CCR 301-56
Establishes emergency rules regarding the administration of cyberschools. http://www.cde.state.co.us/cdeboard/download/Online%20Emergency%20Rules%20August%2003_Rev8-15-031.pdf...

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MISigned into law 08/2003P-12Michigan Virtual High School
H.B. 4401 (multiple provisions)
Sec. 98. (1) From the general fund money appropriated in section 11, there is allocated an amount not to exceed
$750,000.00 for 2003-2004 to provide a grant to the Michigan virtual university for the development, implementation,
and operation of the Michigan v...

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OKAdopted 07/2003P-12Virtual Internet School Pilot Program Component
H.B. 1767 (Omnibus Bill)
Adds a new section of law (Section 19). Allows the Virtual Internet School Pilot Program Coordinating Committee to establish cooperative partnerships with private Oklahoma-based companies. Any products, processes, or ideas, including the software integration...

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ARRule Adoption 06/2003P-12Distance Learning Development Project/Public Schools
Uncodified
Establishes rules regarding distance learning. Sets guidelines for the Arkansas Distance Learning Development Project. Addresses the operation of distance learning in the public schools.
http://arkedu.state.ar.us/pdf/Proposed%20Distance%20Learning%20Regulatio...

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NCSigned into law 06/2003P-12
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Innovative Education Initiatives Act
S.B. 656
Creates the Innovative Education Initiatives Act to develop cooperative efforts between secondary schools and institutions of higher education to reduce dropout rates, increase high school and college graduation rates and decrease the need for higher education...

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AKSigned into law 06/2003P-12State Centralized Correspondence Study Program
H.B. 174
Relates to the State Centralized Correspondence Study Program, to funding for educational programs that occur primarily outside school facilities, and to the duties of school boards of borough and city school districts and regional educational attendance areas...

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TXto governor 06/2003P-12Electronic Courses
S.B. 1108 (Section 29.909)
Defines "electronic course" and allows districts to offer an electronic course through a designated campus or through a full-time program. Not later than a date determined by the commissioner, each school district participating in the program shall create and...

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OKSigned into law 05/2003P-12Internet Courses
H.B. 1343
Adds provision that no district shall be liable for payment of any fees or charges for any Internet-based course for a student who has not complied with the district's policies and procedures. http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/house/ohorpage...

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IDSigned into law 04/2003P-12Digital Learning Academy
S.B. 1170
Directs the board of directors of the Idaho Digital Learning Academy to set fees charged to school districts for student participation, fees charged for summer school and fees charged to students and adults for professional development offerings; clarifies tha...

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ARSigned into law 04/2003P-12Arkansas Distance Learning Development Project
S.B. 812
Creates the Arkansas Distance Learning Development Project Act of 2003; repeals the Arkansas Distance Learning Demonstration Project Act of 1995. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003/public/SB812.pdf...

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NMSigned into law 04/2003P-12
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Accessible Electronic Formats
H.B. 708
Relates to education; provides for accessible electronic formats for individuals with disabilities enrolled in distance learning courses of study and using computer-based instructional materials. http://legis.state.nm.us/Sessions/03%20Regular/FinalVersions/hou...

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OHSigned into law 03/2003P-12Schools
S.B. 12
Removes the prohibition on establishing a conversion community school as an Internet-or computer-based community school; permits school districts and nonpublic schools to count any hours or partial hours after March 1, 2003, that schools are in session beyond ...

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OHSigned into law 01/2003P-12Community Schools; E-Schools; At-Risk Funding
H.B. 364
Provides procedures for the expansion of sponsorship of community schools to certain school districts; creates a Community School Revolving Loan Fund and Community School Security Fund; requires a study of E-schools; related to Disadvantaged Pupil Impact Aid p...

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CASigned into law 09/2002P-12Average Daily Attendance - Distance Education
A.B. 885
Includes as immediate supervision, for the purposes of average daily attendance for an online classroom program conducted over the Internet in a secondary school, pupil participation in an online asynchronous interactive curriculum provided by certificated sch...

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CAVetoed 09/2002P-12Creates the Web-Based Inquiry Science Environment Pilot Project
S.B. 1554
Creates the Web-Based Inquiry Science Environment (WISE) Pilot Project to provide a web-based learning environment for middle and high school inquiry science projects. Allows a school district to apply for a grant to participate in the project and up to 4 midd...

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OKSigned into law 06/2002P-12Internet-Based Courses
S.B. 1408
Each district board of education shall adopt policies and procedures that conform to rules for Internet-based courses as adopted by the state board. Such policies shall include criteria for approval of the course, the appropriateness of the course for a parti...

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COSigned into law 06/2002P-12Major Bill -- Online Funding Component
H.B. 1349
Defines "on-line pupil enrollment" as the number of pupils enrolled, on October 1 in a budget year, in an on-line program, minus any such pupils who were enrolled in any such on-line program for the 2001-02 school year. Modifies the definition of "pupil enroll...

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MDSigned into law 05/2002P-12Technology for Teacher Development and Classrooms
H.B. 1197
Includes computer-based technology, CD-ROM discs and web-based resources and courses in the definition of "technology" under this section. Adds Web-based distance-learning resources to list of technology state support can help provide. Includes in purpose of s...

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FLSigned into law 05/2002P-12Education Code Re-Write: Florida Virtual School
S.B. 20E
Changes name from Florida Virtual High School to Florida Virtual School. Requires local boards to provide public school students with access to courses offered through the Florida Virtual School, and to notify the public of educational opportunities available ...

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IDSigned into law 03/2002P-12Idaho Digital Learning Academy
H.B. 534
Creates the Idaho Digital Learning Academy; provides funding; creates board; establishes goal of academy....

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MIPublic Act No. 03/2002P-12
H.B. 5483
Amends the Nonprofit Corporation Act to add the Career Development and Distance Learning Act to the provisions governing such nonprofit charitable organizations....

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KYSigned into law 03/2002P-12Advanced Placement Courses and the Kentucky Virtual High School
S.B. 74
Relates to college preparatory educational programs; requires the Kentucky Department of Education to develop a core advanced placement curriculum, to expand access to advanced placement courses though the Kentucky Virtual High School; requires school district...

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MIPublic Act No. 03/2002P-12
H.B. 5482
Creates the Career Development and Distance Learning Act; provides for the formation, regulation and registration of nonprofit, charitable and benevolent distance learning corporations; prescribes their duties, rights, powers, immunities and liabilities....

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NVSigned into law 06/2001P-12Amends Charter Schools Law, Programs of Distance Education
S.B. 399
Prohibits an existing public school or home school from converting to a charter school; prohibits charter schools from operating for profit; creates the fund for charter schools; provides for the sponsorship of charter schools by the state board of education; ...

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TXSigned into law 05/2001P-12Electronic Courses
S.B. 975
Requires the commissioner to implement a program no later than May 1, 2002 under which a school district may offer an electronic course to students enrolled in the district or to students enrolled in another district. Requires the commissioner to select schoo...

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OKSigned into law 05/2001P-12Remote Internet-Based Courses
S.B. 595
The state board shall adopt rules no later than July 1, 2001, to provide for the implementation of remote internet-based courses. Each district board of education shall adopt policies and procedures that conform to rules for internet-based courses as adopted ...

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INSigned into law 05/2001P-12Distance Learning Standards
H.B. 1934
Allows distance learning methods to account for 50% of continuing education requirements for all professions, except doctors, nurses, and dentists; authorizes the executive director of the Indiana professional licensing agency to review appeals of denials of t...

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IDSigned into law 04/2001P-12Distance Learning Requirements
H.B. 317
Provides for the utilization of virtual distance and on line learning in which financial apportionment is based upon student course completion....

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IDSigned into law 03/2001P-12State Distance Learning Program
H.B. 316
Provides for continuing technological instruction or distance learning in the public schools through the special application of the School Foundation Program....

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SDSigned into law 02/2001P-12Additional compensation for teachers that teach over Digital Dakota Network
H.B. 1291
Any teacher that teaches a course over the Digital Dakota Network shall receive additional compensation for each course and from each school for which the teaching services are provided. ...

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FLSigned into law 06/2000P-12On-Line High School
H.B. 2063
Establishes the Florida On-Line High School; establishes a board of trustees; requires the Board to establish priorities for student admissions; requires distribution of information regarding student enrollment procedures; designates Orange County District Sch...

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OKSigned into law 06/2000P-12Virtual Internet School in Oklahoma Network
H.B. 2662
Requires the Virtual Internet School in Oklahoma Network (VISION) Pilot Program to concentrate on developing web-based instructional programs in mathematics for grades three through twelve. Requires selection of participating school districts by mid-summer of...

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WVSigned into law 03/2000P-12West Virginia Virtual School
S.B. 584
Establishes the West Virginia Virtual School within the Department of Education to offer courses via the Internet to students who are not advantageously located with respect to schools....

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