Florida Legislature seeks to mandate virtual opportunities

06/6/2008 | Miami Herald (free registration), The

Every Florida district would be required by 2009 to offer some form of online education to students as young as 5 under a bill awaiting Gov. Charlie Crist's signature. Some critics of the legislation say it may undermine the state's current, successful Florida Virtual School, which is geared mainly toward offering supplemental coursework to high-schoolers, while proponents say the measure will expand educational opportunities and satisfy what is a growing desire for online learning.

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