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Education Week, 2010
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell signed legislation this month promoting the growth of virtual schools. The new law requires the state to develop policies for approving and monitoring a wide array of private and nonprofit online education providers. The legislative action in Virginia is the most recent major policy move by a state to expand the…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Elementary Secondary Education, State Standards, Online Courses
Thomas, William R. – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2009
As the 21st century's first decade draws to a close, America's public school students are participating in online academic classes in increasingly large numbers. More than one million K-12 public school students took online courses in the 2007-2008 school year, according to an estimate in a recent Sloan Consortium survey. This represents a 47…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Public Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Online Courses