Online Learning Advocates See Virtual Schooling as Integral to Education Reform

by ALEX HARRIS, TN Report

Students in Tennessee could click their way through more courses, if a Capitol Hill push to embrace online classes for K-12 education gains traction. Lawmakers are considering a bill that would bring requirements such as teacher-student ratios, which public schools that have traditional buildings and classrooms already adhere to, to bear for their online counterparts. That bill has not yet made it to either chamber of the Legislature for a floor vote. Advocates recently laid out their position that while virtual schooling is edgy and perhaps intimidating to some, it is a potent tool for keeping students engaged and in school.

http://tnreport.com/blog/2012/04/02/online-learning-advocates-see-virtual-schooling-as-an-integral-component-to-education-reform/

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