Online Learning Update

August 16, 2010

Online learning regulation sufficient

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:01 am

by Jeffrey Elliott, Advanced Academics, NewsOK

“Virtual schooling in state should get a closer look” (Our Views, Aug. 1) calls for additional state oversight of online education. As an organization dedicated to helping kids graduate and succeed, we welcome transparency and accountability but caution against the creation of artificial barriers that will limit student options. While online learning isn’t for everyone, it’s an effective option for students who aren’t served well in traditional settings and for students whose health or family situation might keep them from attending a traditional school. Online programs are attracting previously homeschooled students back into the public school system. Children can’t enroll in virtual schools without their parents’ consent and involvement, and parents are actively involved in monitoring their student’s academic progress.

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