As many as 2% of students in Washington state take an online class, and Insight School of Washington provides full-time online education for 2,400 students. Tami Caldwell, a teacher at the school, said online education will help students in their future careers. The curriculum is set, but she is able to modify lessons or assignments. Caldwell communicates with students online, via text-messaging and through phone calls -- which she says has helped her to know students better than when she taught at a bricks-and-mortar school.

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