Online Learning Update

June 28, 2011

Online Learning Virtual school plan praised

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:05 am


A virtual school would give students in rural and low-performing schools access to honors, enrichment and remediation courses, improving achievement and graduation rates at a lower cost than traditional classroom instruction, according to a report by the Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy. Virtual schools offer other advantages over bricks-and-mortar schools. For instance, distance is no barrier, and kids learn on their own time and at their own pace, the report said. “There are no snow days — no flood days either,” said Lance Izumi, senior director of education studies at the California-based free-market institute. Izumi is a national author and researcher who appeared in the controversial education documentary “Waiting for Superman.”

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