Expansion of online learning gets mixed reception in Fla.

Educators have mixed opinions about a new Florida law, designed to expand digital education for students. The new law requires one online course for high-school students, extends online-learning options to younger students, and allows for the expansion and creation of virtual schools, which some say will increase valuable opportunities for students. However, some critics remain skeptical, fearing it is a move to cut costs, and cite studies that have been inconclusive on the benefits of online learning for K-12 students.

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