Online Learning Update

April 18, 2011

Online Learning: a refuge from violence

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:04 am

By Kristen A. Graham, John Sullivan, and Susan Snyder, Philadelphia Inquirer

Naveda Walker, 14, does work for Agora Cyber Charter School on a home computer in Overbrook as mother…First, Naveda Walker was assaulted by a classmate at Beeber Middle School in West Philadelphia last year. Then, the teen was jumped leaving school while her mother helplessly listened on the other end of a phone conversation. Days later, a group of youngsters went to the Walkers’ Overbrook rowhouse and announced they were there to fight Naveda. Fed up with the violence her daughter faced and the Philadelphia School District’s inability to stop it, Wanda Walker said, she pulled her daughter from the district. Now, Naveda is a ninth grader at Agora Cyber Charter, an online school.

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