Wisconsin lawmakers compromise to keep online schools open

Virtual schools would be allowed to continue operating in Wisconsin, under compromise legislation expected to be on the governor's desk by early March that would reverse a December court ruling, which found that virtual learners are essentially home-schooled and thus not entitled to $5,845-per-student in state aid. The new plan, among other things, would require online schools to offer the same number of instructional hours as traditional schools, keep truancy records and ensure that teachers take no more than a day to respond to queries from both students and their parents.

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