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ERIC Number: EJ916347
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1537-5749
Virtually Possible
Mellon, Ericka
District Administration, v47 n2 p56-61 Feb 2011
Diane Lewis began building her popular virtual education program in a storage closet. The drab room, just big enough to squeeze in a tiny table, was her office at the headquarters of Seminole County (Florida) Public Schools. She had a computer and a small staff of temporary workers. Lewis, who managed to open two successful virtual schools for Seminole County last year, has emerged as a guru of online education. Speaking with the zeal of a preacher and the authority of an educator, she has traveled the world touting the virtues of technology and busting myths about cyberlearning. In 2008, the Florida Legislature ordered all of the state's school districts to start at least one virtual school; the state has been running its own, Florida Virtual School, since 1997, serving students worldwide. This article shares Lewis' tips for starting a virtual school.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida