Utah Education Reform Leader Shares Insights on Cutting-Edge Digital Learning Law

On July 13, 2011, Parents for Choice in Education board chair Robyn Bagley shared with Colorado online educators, state officials and education experts a presentation about Utah’s groundbreaking, paradigm-shifting Senate Bill 65. With the passage of this 2011 law, her state became the first to turn the recommendations of the Digital Learning Council into a comprehensive state policy. At the heart of the new law is the principle of backpack funding, allowing state dollars to follow high school student choices to the course level — with funding based on performance. The presentation was followed by a vigorous and thoughtful discussion with an eye towards how a similar policy might work in Colorado.

Robyn Bagley shares some lessons of Utah's new digital learning law with an audience of Colorado education leaders in Denver

The event was graciously hosted by State Board of Education member Debora Scheffel in the Colorado Department of Education Board room and sponsored by the Independence Institute. Education Policy Center director Pam Benigno led introductions.

A copy of Robyn’s Powerpoint presentation can be viewed here.

A recording of Robyn’s presentation and Q & A session at the July 13 meeting can be listened to here.


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  1. [...] This is the same Robyn Bagley who last month, at the invitation of the Independence Institute, shared with education leaders lessons from Utah’s adoption of its digital learning law. [...]

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