Online learning helps urban students escape violence, bullying

04/11/2011 | Philadelphia Inquirer, The

A growing number of parents and students are turning to online learning as an alternative to violence and bullying that is occurring at brick-and-mortar schools, particularly in urban areas. Educators say the online schools allow students to focus on learning, while providing reassurance to parents about their children's safety. "I'm not rich, so I couldn't just get up and move. I had to try something different for her," Philadelphia parent Wanda Walker said.

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