Trujillo Commission on Online Education
On February 15, 2007, the Trujillo Commission on Online Education released its Final Findings and Recommendations. Download a copy of the final report (reader spread format) presented by the Commission. Download report in print format.
An initial draft of proposed policy recommendations was issued on January 26, 2007. Download a copy of the full draft report.
Fostering a Statewide Vision for Effective Online Educations:
Responding to the immediate needs
On December 11, 2006, the State Auditor released a report detailing its findings related to the oversight of full-time K-12 online education programs in Colorado. Recognizing the need for policymakers to respond to the urgent issues identified in that report in a thoughtful manner, the Donnell-Kay Foundation has convened a small group of education stakeholders to prepare policy considerations. This group will look to other states' experiences as well as those of stakeholders across Colorado to identify best practices that may be used to inform policy decisions.
The group's members include Lorenzo Trujillo, Esq. (Assistant Dean, University of Colorado School of Law); Kin Griffith (K-12 Education); Tim Snyder, Ed.D. (Executive Director Emeritus, Colorado Online Learning); and Jane W. Urschel, PhD (Associate Executive Director, Colorado Association of School Boards). John Watson of Evergreen Consulting Associates has been engaged to assist the group with its work.
For more information about this project, please contact Nina Lopez, Policy Director.
Creating a long-term vision
Colorado finds itself in the position of having practice outpace policy in the area of K-12 online learning. In an effort to foster a longer-term vision for the use of this powerful delivery method, together with the Colorado Children's Campaign, the Donnell-Kay Foundation will, host a series of summits intended to explore how to create a context in which online education can be used effectively to meet the needs of Colorado students. These series of summits will seek to draw upon best practices and lessons learned across Colorado and the nation to answer a few basic questions:
- What is online learning?
- What objectives of our education system is it uniquely well-suited to help meet?
- Which students is it uniquely well-suited to serve?
- What policies and practices are required in order to facilitate its successful implementation?
Check back on our website for more information about these upcoming events.