Conceived as a way to teach a small segment of the home-schooled and others who need flexible schooling, virtual education has evolved into an alternative to traditional public schools for an increasingly wide range of students high achievers, strugglers, dropouts, teenage parents and victims of bullying among them. For many kids, the local school doesnt work, said Ronald J. Packard, chief executive and founder of K12 . And now, technology allows us to give that child a choice. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2011-11-26/local/35283370_1_virtual-schools-virtual-education-support-school-choice
Virtual schools on the rise, but are they right for K-12 students?
January 31, 2012 at 12:28 am | Concerned Parent On0line learning has its place it education and should be looked at more closely. For right now when we look at the data it serves a certain demographic and population, those who have the financial ability to have a person at home calle the "learning coach". This lends to a demographic of upper class or upper middle class populations. The other issue we all need to look at is the success rates of these students, in the article it states"students come in behind" they do as well in all schools but the difference is how they leave. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://schoolsofthought.blogs.cnn.com/2012/01/30/virtual-schools-on-the-rise-but-are-they-right-for-k-12-students/