Governors Jeb Bush and Bob Wise, co-chairs of Digital Learning Now!, a nationwide initiative that advocates personal digital learning, released the Roadmap for Reform: Digital Learning during the Foundation for Excellence in Education’s 2011 National Summit on Education Reform.
The Roadmap for Reform provides lawmakers and policymakers with the Nuts-and-Bolts Policies to transition to a student-centered education that prepares students with the knowledge and skills to succeed in college and careers in the 21st century.
“A decade ago, customizing education for every student was just a dream,” said Jeb Bush, Governor of Florida 1999-2007 and chairman, Foundation for Excellence in Education. “Harnessing the power of technology allows students to learn in their own style, at their own pace, anytime and anywhere. States leaders must act today to transform education and provide every student with a rigorous, high-quality, customized education that will prepare them for success in college and their careers. The Roadmap for Reform provides tangible steps for leaders to transform education for the digital age.”
Each state also received a draft report card that assesses states’ alignment to current laws, policies and the 10 Elements of High Quality Digital Learning. The Roadmap for Reform will help governors, lawmakers and policymakers build a bold agenda to reform its policies for personal digital learning.
“States have made good progress in bringing technology and digital learning into the classroom, but America has only begun to scratch the surface of what is possible,” said Bob Wise, Governor of West Virginia 2001-2005 and president, Alliance for Excellent Education. “Technology and digital learning can act as a ‘force multiplier’ to help states, districts, and schools ensure that all students can meet high standards and graduate prepared for college and a career in the midst of tough budgetary environments, increased global demands on student abilities, and a growing teacher shortage in critical areas.”
Visit www.digitallearningnow.com to view the Roadmap for Reform and State Digital Learning Report Cards.