Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Virtual schools expand in 2013

According to this past week, the Massachusetts Senate gave a second chance to digital learning in Massachusetts, passing a bill that expands the presence of virtual schools statewide, so that by 2020 the Board of Education could license up to 10 such schools.
The bill, which originated in and was passed by the House as H4274, gives emphasis and preference to those schools that will serve students with distinct medical issues, that have dropped out, travel for the arts or sports, fear bullying, and are high-performing students.
Visit the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Education for more information including Innovation School Regulations.