Online learning grows in Illinois, despite some concerns

04/24/2011 | Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

More middle- and high-school students in Illinois are taking online courses, a trend expected to grow as schools look for ways to operate and innovate with reduced resources. Some say the classes have benefits for students seeking additional challenges as well as those who are struggling. However, critics raise questions about -- among other things -- the rigor of the courses and the overall effectiveness of online learning.

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