virtual education

12:07 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Report Calls for Slowing Expansion of Online Schools

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Two Western Michigan University researchers are among those who say statistics show weaker performance by students in "virtual schools"
LANSING -- States should limit expansion of online virtual schools until more information is available on why student performance lags behind other schools, according to a new analysis of virtual schools by the National Education Policy Center.
6:56 am
Tue August 13, 2013

Harper Schools approves virtual program designed to help kids who "miss out" on diploma

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30 to 40 students are expected to use the program over the coming year
Harper Creek Community Schools on Monday approved a new virtual program meant to capture kids who "disappear" and miss out on a high school diploma. The Harper Board of Education voted 6-0, with Trustee Jackie LaFever absent, to authorize Superintendent John Severson to apply to the state for a seat-time waiver that would allow the district to receive per-pupil revenue for kids outside of a traditional classroom.