Educational Technology

November 29, 2015

2 districts asking to go online

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

By Brenda Bernet, Arkansas Online

Two school districts are preparing to offer students free options for online instruction next fall, pending approval of the Arkansas Board of Education. A state Charter Authorizing Panel last week recommended the state board approve the Fayetteville School District’s plan to open Fayetteville Virtual Academy, as well as the Springdale School District’s plan to convert its School of Innovation into a charter school with options for online instruction. The state Board of Education is expected to consider the panel’s recommendations at its December meeting. The board can accept the panel’s decisions or conduct separate hearings on the applications. “This is very new for a traditional [kindergarten through 12th grade] school district to adopt this education system,” said Kim Garrett, Fayetteville associate superintendent for secondary education.

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