Why Mass. should do more to support expansion of virtual schools

09/8/2010 | Boston Globe (tiered subscription model), The

Massachusetts should do more to support online learning, which benefits all students and allows those who are gifted or who have special needs to work at their own pace, write two state representatives. Marty Walz and Will Brownsberger argue that new rules from the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education requiring virtual schools to draw a majority of students from within their local district are limiting innovation and keeping the state from meeting the needs of students who may not be best served in traditional schools.

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