Online Learning Update

March 23, 2011

Utah legislators remove controversy from online learning bill

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

By Lisa Schencker, The Salt Lake Tribune

The Utah house has moved to advance online education opportunities in Utah, but not before taking out a controversial provision that could have sent some public school money to private providers. Originally, bill SB65 would have allowed students to take online courses offered by public and private providers to be certified by the state school board, and the funding would have followed the students, instead of a local district getting all the cash for that student. But House lawmakers voted to change the bill Wednesday to ensure that only public schools, including charter schools, would be able to receive state payment for offering online classes.

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