Online learning is on the rise among students in K-12 schools. One study showed the number of students enrolled in some type of online course rose from 50,000 in 2000 to more than 1 million in 2008. Many of these are high-school students taking courses not offered at their schools or students enrolled in credit-recovery programs, but an estimated 200,000 students are receiving 100% of their education through virtual learning.

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