Massachusetts considers imposing limits on virtual schools

07/20/2010 | Boston Globe (tiered subscription model), The

The state school board in Massachusetts is considering enacting limits on the growth of virtual schools in the state, including requiring that 25% of a school's students live in-district and limiting enrollment to 500 students per school. Officials say the limits would allow the state to experiment with online learning without allowing the schools to expand too quickly, but critics say the proposed rules are too strict and would make it difficult for some districts to open online schools.

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