Educational Technology

September 10, 2017

Mass. has tools to lead in online learning — but doesn’t

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By Julie Young, Lowell Sun
For two years running, Bloomberg’s State Innovation Index has hailed Massachusetts as the country’s most innovative state economy. Looking at such metrics as R&D; concentration of science, technology, engineering, and math employment; and numbers of science degrees, it’s no wonder that the commonwealth placed first. ┬áBut it’s not just postsecondary education that makes Massachusetts a leader in innovation. Its K-12 public schools also boast some of the most dynamic and thoughtful approaches to brick-and-mortar education, providing a model for the rest of the country.┬áDespite these successes, Massachusetts struggles to keep pace with innovative online educational offerings that have helped students thrive throughout the nation.

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