The Michigan Department of Education changed several regulations that will permit more middle-school students to take all of their courses on the Internet and pave the way for certain districts to open more digital charter schools. The changes come as a push to end caps on the state's online enrollment has stalled in the legislature. Online education in the state has grown rapidly in the past 10 years, and the Michigan Virtual High School now offers about 15,000 courses. Two new cyber schools also are offering online courses for students as young as kindergarten.

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