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A new program will let New Mexico teachers earn an extra $5,000 if they take jobs with struggling schools.
The state is pursuing policy and funding changes meant to open up the world of online education to more providers, such as K12 Inc., the largest for-profit virtual education provider in the country.
The country's largest state-sponsored K-12 online school is confronting declines in funding and enrollment, a sign of major policy shifts now reshaping the world of online education.
Initiatives are using technology to give K-12 science educators opportunities to create science content and explore virtual environments for learning.
Cultural institutions are offering open online training sessions, virtual activities, and tech-enhanced projects to bring the subject alive in the nation's schools.
Developers of some school climate reform models say their programs are often bypassed in favor of strategies promoted by a federally funded technical-assistance center.
The effectiveness of such review sites is still a big question mark, but their existence comes at a critical time, as schools face a multitude of decisions about what technologies to use.
A challenge to the state's funding plan delayed the program last spring, but now more than 3,700 participating high schoolers select from a diverse menu of online and face-to-face classes.