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Sunday, March 05, 2006

Virtual School for Missouri

A friened of mine passed this on to me with the note:

"Not everyone is happy about this. There are hsers who are not too."

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Bill would create 'virtual schools' for K through 12

Sunday, March 5, 2006
MARK BLISS ~ Southeast Missourian

Some area school superintendents worry about the financial effect on local districts.

http://www.semissourian.com/story/1142545.html

Missouri children could get an education -- kindergarten through high school -- without ever setting foot in a school building under legislation working its way through the Missouri House.

The bill would require the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to establish a "virtual school" by July 1, 2007. Students in kindergarten through 12th grade could enroll full- or part-time in a virtual school.

Proponents say it would be the most comprehensive "virtual school" system in the nation.

DESE deputy commissioner Bert Schulte said his department expects to contract with Internet companies to offer several virtual schools in the state. Read more

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1 Comments:

Blogger Darren said...

Sounds like a huge undertaking...If they need some help in the start up stage, I have done some consulting in that area.

Darren Cannell

4:11 PM  

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