online education

Virtual Schools
8:01 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

WSW: WMU Researchers Examine Online Education

Credit International Institute of Management/Wikicommons


WestSouthwest with Gary Miron and Brian Horvitz

Two Western Michigan University researchers contributed to a recent report on the growth of virtual schools. 

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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.
11:48 am
Fri August 30, 2013

K-12 online learning grows in Michigan

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Local public schools must pay for up to two online classes per student each semester in grades 5 through 12 even though students don't need to get approval from their own schools to sign up.
In what may be the biggest change, public school students in Grades 5-12 will be able to take up to two online courses per semester offered by any district or the state's virtual school - classes that will be part of a statewide catalog of online classes maintained by the Michigan Virtual University (MVU) that will be up and running in October.