Educational Technology

May 26, 2015

Alabama Schools Now Required to Offer Virtual Courses

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:40 am

by D. Frank Smith, EdTech Magazine

Alabama is stepping up its virtual classroom presence with new legislation that mandates that public school systems offer more online instruction options. More than 30 states now offer fully online public schools, and Alabama was among the first states to offer online coursework. The Evergreen Education Group’s annual report, “Keeping Pace with K–12 Digital Learning,” says Alabama has 51,809 students enrolled in virtual courses, the third-highest online enrollment in the country. But state lawmakers are saying that’s not enough. A bill passed in April by the Alabama House of Representatives would expand the state’s virtual classroom options, requiring all public school systems “to establish a policy to offer some level of virtual school for high school students by the 2016-2017 academic year,” according to

Share on Facebook

No Comments

No comments yet.

RSS feed for comments on this post.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.

Powered by WordPress