Advocates cite need for online education

By Tracey McManus, Augusta Chronicle

Interest in virtual education is rising across Georgia for families who want an alternative to traditional public schools, causing a significant increase in enrollment at the major online providers this academic year. Proponents say the schools offer an individualized learning environment and a flexible schedule for students who are involved in sports or other hobbies. With the passage of The Digital Learning Act in 2012, which will require all students entering high school during the 2013-14 year to complete one online course before graduation, educators expect Web-based learning to grow.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/people/2013-01-26/georgias-virtual-schools-see-enrollment-increasing

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