Monday, September 28, 2015

Online High School Courses Growing In Popularity Despite Dearth Of Data

Politico (9/23, Samuelsohn) reports on the sharp growth of online courses at the high school level across the country in recent years, noting that some “5 million out of the country’s 54 million K-through-12 grade students have taken at least one online class.” The piece cites the advantages to such instruction, including lower costs, greater convenience, and improved accessibility for students with disabilities, but points out that there is little data on the quality of such education.

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